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Robotics in Medicine

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Title:

Robotics in Medicine

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/stn15.sci.stem.biorobotic/robotics-in-medicine/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

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.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
15) Explore and predict how advances in computing technologies affect job opportunities and/or processes now and in the future.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • explore and predict how advances in computing technogies affect job opportunities and/or processes now and in the future.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • predict
  • advances
  • computing technologies
  • processes
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • advances in computing technologies can affect job opportunities positively and negatively.
  • advances in computing technology have affected current processes as well as those in the future.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify and discuss how advances in computing technologies affect job opportunities
  • identify and discuss how advances in computing technologies affect processes now and in the future
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • with new computing advances, job opportunities can change.
  • advances in computing technologies affect processes now and in the future.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 6
15) Identify emerging technologies in computing.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • research and report on emerging technologies and their possible impacts on mankind.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to research for emerging technologies.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • gather information about new products.
  • share information in a legal and responsible way.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • technology is ever
  • changing.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 7
14) Discuss current events related to emerging technologies in computing and the effects such events have on individuals and the global society.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • identify emerging technologies and share impacts to society.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • all technologies impact society in some way.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify impacts of emerging technologies.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • emerging technologies can have both positive and negative impacts to societies (Ex: a technology can improve efficiency but reduce the number of jobs available).
Tags: bionic, robot, robotics
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Author: Stephanie Carver