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SMart weArable Robotic Teleoperated Surgery

Objective

Robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (RAMIS) offers many advantages when compared to traditional MIS, including improved vision, precision and dexterity. While the popularity of RAMIS is steadily increasing, the potential for improving patient outcomes and penetrating into many procedures is not fully realised, largely because of serious limitations in the current instrumentation, control and feedback to the surgeon. Specifically, restricted access, lack of force feedback, and use of rigid tools in confined spaces filled with organs pose challenges to full adoption. We aim to develop novel technology to overcome barriers to expansion of RAMIS to more procedures, focusing on real-world surgical scenarios of urology, vascular surgery, and soft tissue orthopaedic surgery. A team of highly experienced clinical, academic, and industrial partners will collaborate to develop: i) dexterous anthropomorphic instruments with minimal cognitive demand ii) a range of bespoke end-effectors with embedded surgical tools using additive manufacturing methods for rapid prototyping and testing utilizing a user-centred approach, iii) wearable multi-sensory master for tele-operation to optimise perception and action and iv) wearable smart glasses for augmented reality guidance of the surgeon based on real-time 3D reconstruction of the surgical field, utilising dynamic active constraints and restricting the instruments to safe regions. The demonstration platform will be based on commercial robotic manipulators enhanced with the SMARTsurg advanced hardware and software features. Testing will be performed on laboratory phantoms with surgeons to bring the technology closer to exploitation and to validate acceptance by clinicians. The study will benefit patients, surgeons and health providers, by promoting safety and ergonomics as well as reducing costs. Furthermore, there is a potential to improve complex remote handling procedures in other domains beyond RAMIS.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/surgery
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/urology
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/surgery/robotic surgery

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 772 236,25

Participants (10)

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 720 000
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 422 500
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORTH BRISTOL NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 123 750
Address
Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Westbury On Trym
BS10 5NB Bristol
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 125 875
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI ONCOLOGIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 127 500
Address
Via Filodrammatici 10
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDIOTIKO POLIIATRIO ORTHOPAIDIKIS CHIROURGIKIS ATHLITIKON KAKOSEON KAI APOKATASTASIS ETAIRIA PERIORISMENI EFTHINIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 147 500
Address
8 Papakiritsi, 6 Andrianoupoleos Str
551 33 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CYBERNETIX
France
EU contribution
€ 754 250
Address
Rue Albert Einstein Technopole De Chateau Gombert Domaine De L Annonciade
13382 Marseille Cedex 13
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPTINVENT
France
EU contribution
€ 478 595
Address
14E Rue Du Patis Tatelin Metropolis Ii
35700 Rennes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYPERTECH INNOVATIONS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Suite B 29 Harley Street
W1G 9QR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HIT HYPERTECH INNOVATIONS LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 318 000
Address
Agiou Nikolaou 33 5Th Floor Office 501
2408 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)