“Puppets always have to try to be alive” says Adrian Kohler of the Handspring Puppet Company — a gloriously ambitious troupe of human and wooden actors”
“Beginning with the tale of a hyena’s subtle paw, puppeteers Kohler and Basil Jones build to the story of their latest astonishment: the wonderfully life-like Joey, the War Horse, who trots (and gallops) convincingly onto the TED stage.”
“Dr. James Porter, Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at Swedish folds a small paper airplane with the “Da Vinci” surgical robot to demonstrate how this device gives surgeons greater surgical precision and dexterity over existing approaches.
Minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery can offer patients significant benefits over traditional approaches, including less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, faster recovery time and quicker return to normal daily activities.
Swedish is a leader in robot-assisted surgical procedures. Its program has a longstanding, successful track record of performing more prostate, kidney and gynecologic surgeries than any other medical center in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Swedish uses “The Da Vinci Surgical System” to perform minimally invasive urological, gynecological and thoracic surgeries for diseases such as prostate cancer, kidney cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer, and to assist in complex gynecologic reconstruction surgeries.”