How Surgeons and Engineers Can Communicate Better
Medgadget editor Dan Buckland's followup thoughts after the recent IDEAS (Innovation, Design, and Emerging Alliances in Surgery) Symposium on Surgical Robotics. (You can watch the video here.)
"...The surgeons were looking for better ways to do tasks using skills they already had, while the engineers were offering different skills that would (hopefully) accomplish the same tasks...
In the other direction, surgeons should realize that when they go looking for an academic engineer to solve a problem, that engineers don’t think in terms of differentials and that they are not going to automatically accept that the surgeons’ way of doing things is optimal."