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   View Standards     Standard(s): [DLIT] (5) 21 :
15) Explore and predict how advances in computing technologies affect job opportunities and/or processes now and in the future.

[DLIT] (6) 21 :
15) Identify emerging technologies in computing.

[DLIT] (7) 20 :
14) Discuss current events related to emerging technologies in computing and the effects such events have on individuals and the global society.

Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (5 - 7)
Title: Robotics in Medicine

In this video from SciTech Now, learn how robotics is changing today's medical landscape. Robotic instruments are used to help surgeons perform ultra-precise surgeries, sometimes even replacing the surgeon! Bionic limbs are used to help paralyzed patients stand and walk again, improving the patients’ health and spirit. It’s an exciting time to be in the robotic engineering field, as these medical bots continue to improve. This video can be played during a lesson on exploring and predicting how advances in computing technologies affect job-opportunities and/or processes now and in the future.

See the "Designing a Robotic Instrument" handout and sample answers in the Support Materials section for a hands-on activity to get students engaged with the design process and robotic engineering in relation to medicine and human anatomy.

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