Computer-Assisted Robotic-Enhanced Systems (CARES)
Massive initiative has implications from the operating room to outer space
Remarkable technology under development at the SSIM program has the potential to help surgeons and patients in the operating room, astronauts in space, and armed-forces personnel inspecting vehicles at checkpoints. The first two projects stem from CARES, Computer-Assisted Robotic-Enhanced Systems, a large initiative that partners the SSIM with the nationally renowned Children's Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital for the surgery component, and NASA for the space component. The SSIM program is conducting the third project, called SAVES (Sensory Augmented Vehicle Enhancement Systems) under the auspices of the U.S. Army's Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command.