Robot Helps Cosmetic Surgeons To Fight Down Baldness (+VIDEO)
Restoration Robotics has designed the hair transplant robot that punches individual hair follicles out of dense areas, leaving enough behind to keep those areas looking suitably hirsute. Before punching hair, Artas makes precision 3-D images of the scalp and measures the angle and depth of each hair follicle. The hair follicles are then re-implanted in balding or bare areas and connect back up with the blood supply and continue growing hairs as before. This is the the first ever FDA-approved robot of this kind, which is currently being used by about 20 cosmetic surgeons in the U.S. and Canada, the UK and will soon be available in Korea.