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Development and validation of new instrument with superior tissue removal capability for minimal invasive and/or robot-assisted surgery

Minimal invasive surgery where surgeons access the body through small incisions and introduces instruments to manipulate tissues is gaining in importance. Little scars and faster recovery are some of the most prominent advantages for patient and society. The surgeon on the other hand faces an increased complexity through this evolution as he / she is supposed to display similar levels of precision as in the days of the more traditional open surgery. This precision must be maintained despite the restricted access to and loss of direct sight of the surgical scene. Robotic assistance partially came to rescue. However the instruments that are currently being used especially for removal of tissue are sub-optimal. In close collaboration with the university hospital this project will develop new instruments offering superior tissue removal capability both in preci sion and in efficiency.
Date:1 Oct 2016 →  30 Sep 2018
Keywords:Assistive Surgery
Disciplines:Biological system engineering, Biomaterials engineering, Biomechanical engineering, Medical biotechnology, Other (bio)medical engineering