Virtobot Does Autopsies Without A Single Cut

Virtobot Does Autopsies Without A Single Cut

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Used currently at the University of Bern’s Institute of Forensic Medicine, Virtobot contributes to the power of science by performing “virtual autopsies.” What does it mean to do a virtual autopsy, you ask? Well it means to do scans and tests on a real body, without opening the corpse. The virtual comes from the scan part. The entire body is virtually visible on a screen. Every part of the body that is scanned shows up on the screen, the bones, the tissue, the fat, and especially the problem.

For example, if new evidence in a court suggests that a corpse was shot instead of stabbed, The Virtobot can scan the body and find the bullet very easily, all without even touching the cold, swollen tissue of the deceased victim. So to sum it up, Virtobot makes the autopsy process so much easier and accurate. Here’s a video if you are a visual learner.

[Engadget]