The "robot hands" were used to turn the motions of the surgeons into precise movements.
Surgeons in the Netherlands have successfully used a precision-enhancing robot to conduct a microsurgery for treating lymphedema.
The microsurgery on tiny lymph and blood vessels was performed with the help of a pair of "robot hands".
It served as a motion-controlled assistant and provided more control to the surgeons, turning the motions of their hands into smaller, more precise and tremor-free movements.
Lymphedema is a serious condition, often occurring due to breast cancer treatment which disrupts the flow of lymphatic fluid leading to its build-up causing pain and swelling.
The treatment for the chronic condition is a complex microsurgery which involves connecting lymphatic vessels to blood vessels to restore the flow to normal.