Smart wearable robotic teleoperated surgery

SMARTsurg

Project Objective

The SMARTsurg project is a led by UWE (Bristol Robotics Laboratory) to enable complex minimally invasive surgical operations by developing a novel robotic platform for assisting the surgeon in tasks. It is a 3 year EU project funded by the European Commission (€4m) and consists of 10 partners.

The main vision of the SMARTsurg project is to enable complex minimally invasive surgical operations by developing a novel robotic platform for assisting the surgeon in such tasks. Advanced features will be developed and integrated into the proposed platform including:

  1. Wearable surgical system to provide natural usability and high dexterity to allow the undertaking of more complex surgical procedures and to reduce the surgeon’s cognitive load.
  2. Anthropomorphic multi-fingered surgical instrument controlled by the anthropomorphic wearable system, enabling user-centred design and modifications by means of additive manufacturing.
  3. Software embedded visual and force augmentation for increased safety and dependability.
  4. Functionalities enhancing the system’s cognition abilities and dependability, such as dynamic active constraints construction and enforcement, as well as user intention detection

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