Dr. Curtis Cripe Focuses on Cutting-Edge Inventions of Bio-Engineering

The healthcare industry is evolving faster than anyone of us can realize. There is no denying that some of the most incredible advancements in medical devices are contributed from the domain of bioengineering. The innovations are likely to impact every phase of our healthcare experiences from the way how our diseases are diagnosed to the method of surgeries that are previously conducted.

Dr. Curtis Cripe, the originator of the NTL group and Crossroads Institute has a great contribution to the field of bioengineering. While talking about how the trends of bioengineering are reshaping the landscape healthcare field, the personality focused on a few cutting-edge inventions – adding value to the quality of healthcare, its precision, and its scope.

Surgical Robotics

While the trend of implementing robotics is found across different industries, bioengineers have established their brilliance with the introduction of AI-based surgical robots. Although surgical robots are used in the medical field for decades, these new-generation AI-powered robotics can provide more valuable assistance to surgeons during any operation. Apart from assisting surgeons, some robots can conduct an entire surgery on their own by using AI algorithms and information from a set of data and haptic sensing tools with utmost precision and agility.  


While you might be quite aware of telemedicine, don’t get surprised to know that robotics are already in use for performing remote surgery or telesurgery.  In the process, the surgeon is controlling a robot virtually from a remote medical facility. The robot involved in telesurgery follows the inputs of the doctor with great precision and this enables them in operating a patient from miles away.

According to Dr. Curtis Cripe that similar to telemedicine, robotic telesurgery has great potential to enhance the accessibility of specialized healthcare. This will be especially helpful for patients who live far beyond the city areas where the lack of major hospitals is evident. This will also minimize the necessity of a large team of nurses with physicians which can also reduce the cost of surgery.

AI in Medical Imaging

AI technology-based medical imagining was put into trial during the worldwide pandemic while radiologists became virtually overwhelmed by the fast-increasing demand for chest CT scans of patients that they required to analyze. New AI algorithms were developed based on the historical data of CT scans and used in several hospitals as an assistive method. The mechanisms assisted radiologists as well as doctors by emphasizing potential areas of infections in the chest and equally suggesting diagnoses. The approach has also augmented the accuracy level of scans and could be highly helpful to eliminate the chances of flaws in CT exams. 

Medical Virtual Reality

Dr. Curtis Cripe also focuses on the major achievement in the area of bioengineering that has introduced AI-supported virtual reality in medical treatment. VR tools can be deployed to generate more precise images of a patient’s body before undergoing a surgical procedure. According to him, this can be greatly helpful for doctors to understand highly complex surgeries before the procedure. This is likely to help lessen surgery times, reduce the risk of facing future medical issues and limit recovery time.