SMART WEARABLE ROBOTIC TELEOPERATED SURGERY
The project will develop an advanced system for performing Robot Assisted MIS to reduce the surgeon's cognitive load related to the system's operation to shorten training time and deliver accuracy, safety, reduced procedure time and expanded applicability. Objectives: a) dexterous anthropomorphic surgical instruments b) wearable hand exoskeleton with haptic feedback to control the surgical instruments, c) wearable smart glasses for augmented reality and 3D reconstruction of the surgical field.
This highly integrated, multi-disciplinary project will have a considerable impact in the chosen medical domain and beyond, into the many areas that can benefit from tele-operation, haptic feedback, mechatronic design and user centred control. We are: 1. Addressing healthcare issues with a widespread applicability and high cost, 2. Improving patient outcomes through a much wider offer of MIS, 3. Reducing surgeons' effort by improving ergonomics and information flow, 4. Proposing a cost-effective system built on the commercial 6DOF robotic manipulators.
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
BRISTOL UROLOGICAL INSTITUTE - NORTH BRISTOL NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TRUST
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF ONCOLOGY
THE MIS ORTHOPAEDIC CENTRE
HYPERTECH INNOVATIONS LTD
Coordinator: Sandra Dogramadzi
Project website: www.smartsurg-project.eu
Call H2020-ICT-26-2016 a
Duration 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2019
Project ID 732515