They can deliver your packages, order pizza for you and even fight fires – robots and artificial intelligence are quickly graduating from gimmicky investor bait to real, helpful tech in many trades.

As this robotic and AI technology grows in its sophistication, consumers and creators alike must constantly reshape the relationship between man and machine. Even ten short years ago, before eye tracking and facial recognition (plus AI) were solidly established, prompts and commands required the use of hardware. Now, we’re entering a frontier in which our machines can not only interpret our body language, but actually use these signals to perform helpful functions.

So, what does this mean? It means that robotic/AI technology and humans will be able to accomplish much more together. Warehouse workers will be able to scan and inventory product using specialized eyewear. Surgeons will perform delicate and/or high-risk operations with robotic implements. Right now, industries across the spectrum are integrating AI and robotic technology to streamline their operations in dozens of ways. We better get to know each other, in other words, because we’re going to be seeing a lot more of each other in the future.

That being said, where exactly does hair restoration land in this new frontier? Meet the ARTAS iX system.

The ARTAS iX system utilizes AI-assisted robotic technology to greatly improve hair restoration success rates while minimizing human error. Here’s how robotic hair restoration works using this system:

Follicle mapping and placement – Assisted by an HD stereoscopic camera, the ARTAS iX produces a 3D image of the patient’s scalp. The patient and physician agree on a design, and the system identifies the most appropriate donor and implantation sites using algorithms.

Robotic implantation – Healthy follicles are then harvested from the donor site in a way that preserves the appearance of thick, healthy hair and implanted in the mapped-out recipient sites. With the help of the robot, the physician can accomplish this much faster and with less damage to surrounding hairs.

Natural results – Because the robot is so precise in mapping out and establishing a new hairline, the results are seamless – literally. No scars, no obvious patches or clumps, and no manually inserted rows. Pain and recovery time are both significantly reduced in comparison to conventional hair restoration.

Most importantly, where many other robotic and AI-assisted technologies compromise or even replace the human element, robotic hair restoration with the ARTAS iX enhances the physician’s capabilities. That’s the difference between game-changing tech and the scrap pile: a mutually beneficial relationship between user and robot.

You can see how this particular technology and other AI-assisted innovations are changing industries in this Men’s Health list published last year. When you’re ready to make a change, contact Dr. Wolfeld’s office and experience the difference for yourself.


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