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Robotic technology is able to provide precise and accurate sensing and movement capabilities. Our group looks at the application of such technology in human-controlled surgical applications.

Goal

Improving patient and surgeon experience via robotic technology.

Medical Robotics research projects

Minimally invasive instrumentation for soft tissue robotic surgery

Novel anthropomorphic tool design for intuitive tele-surgery.

Palpating surgical gripper

A surgical tool designed for intuitive touch based tissue interaction.

Haptics for tele-surgery

Enabling tactile and kinaesthetic touch sensations for robotic surgery.

Virtual prototyping for laparoscopy

Simulating surgical tool interaction via real and virtual components.

Haptic sensing

Developing an accurate and sophisticated sense of touch for robots.

Rehabilitation for the hand

Robotic rehabilitation for the restoration of hand motor function following stroke.

Reduction of joint fractures

Robotic reduction of complex joint fractures

A Bio-Inspired Joint

A Bio-Inspired Condylar Hinge Joint for Robotic and Prosthetic Limbs.

TACTIP

Tactile fingertip for robot hands

See also: MOBISERV

An integrated intelligent home environment for the provision of health, nutrition and mobility services to older adults.

   

Theme Leader

Project people

  • Professor Chris Melhuish
  • Professor Tony Pipe
  • Dr Adam Spiers
  • Dr David Drury
  • Dr Sanja Dogramadzi
  • Antonia Tzemanaki
  • Calum Roke

Contact details

Dr Sanja Dogramadzi
Dr Adam Spiers
Bristol Robotics Laboratory,
University of the West of England,
Coldharbour Lane, 
Bristol, BS16 1QY

sanja.dogramadzi@uwe.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81301

adam.spiers@brl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)117 328 6375 

Page last updated 2 July 2013

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