Cardiac electrophysiologists Dr. Jonathan Sussman, left, and Dr. Tim Mahoney show the new Amigo catheter robot they are testing as part of a clinical trial at Morristown Memorial Hospital (Photo courtesy of Meghan Ryan and the Daily Record)
Dr. Timothy Mahoney, an electrophysiologist, says it took a little more than a minute to get used to controlling a new robotic arm to guide a heart catheter being tested in a clinical trial at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
Instead of maneuvering the catheter by hand, he used what he describes as a remote-control joystick. Mahoney had been told he wouldn’t have the same kind of tactile feedback he gets directing the catheter by hand. That was not a problem, he said.
Read more about the technological advances at Morristown Memorial Hospital from the Daily Record.