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Micro-Technologies and Systems for Robot-Assisted Laser Phonomicrosurgery

Project description

Cognitive Systems and Robotics Micro-Technologies and Systems for Robot-assisted Laser Phonomicrosurgery Lasers form an increasingly common tool for precision treatment of pathological conditions on delicate and vital human organs. However, laser aiming control relies completely on the dexterity of surgeons. µRALP proposes a redesign of laser phonomicrosurgery systems in order to create an advanced micro-surgical system through research and development of real-time cancer tissue imaging, surgeon-machine interfaces, assistive teleoperation, intelligent/cognitive safety systems and augmented-reality. The research will also allow relocating the laser actuator closer to the surgical site. This will bring unprecedented levels of accessibility and precision, while the surgeon will operate in a more ergonomic, information-rich, and assistive environment. The outcomes of the project will improve quality, safety, and effectiveness in laser phonomicrosurgery, enabling total tumour removal with minimal damage to healthy tissue and leading to a significantly enhanced capacity for cancer treatment in general.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computer vision
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/microtechnology

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-7
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 850 162
Administrative Contact
SIMONA VENTRIGLIA (Ms.)

Participants (6)

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 593 661
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tobias Ortmaier (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTE
France
EU contribution
€ 502 349
Address
1 Rue Claude Goudimel
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laura PFLÜGER (Ms.)
CENTRE HOSPITALIER REGIONAL UNIVERSITAIRE DE BESANCON
France
EU contribution
€ 348 236
Address
Place Saint Jacques 2
25030 Besancon Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
PASCAL DEBAT (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 235 790
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
LUCREZIA RICELIO (Ms.)
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE MECANIQUE ET DES MICROTECHNIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 18 360
Address
Chemin De L Epitaphe 26
25030 Besancon Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth TAIBO (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 101 442
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johanna MICHIELIN (Ms.)