Computer-Integrated Technology for Robotic Surgery

Main Activities: 

Medical robots have a significant potential to fundamentally change surgery and interventional medicine as part of a broader, information-intensive environment that exploits the complementary strengths of humans and computer-based technology. Robotic systems for surgery are computer integrated systems (i.e., surgical CAD/CAM or surgical assistants) in which the robot/tool itself is just one element, i.e. the end-effector, of a larger system designed to assist (with a preprogrammed/ semiautonomous, teleoperated or hands-on compliant control) a surgeon in carrying out a surgical procedure that may comprise preoperative planning, intraoperative registration to pre-surgical plans, use of a combination of robotic assist and manually controlled tools for carrying out the plan, and postoperative verification, analysis and follow-up.

Within this framework, the mission of the Computer-Integrated Technologies for Robotic Surgery Laboratory is the invention, prototyping and clinical validation of computer-integrated platforms and smart devices as means for effective, reliable and minimally invasive diagnosis and therapy.




Few publications:

- Sliker, Levin J., and Gastone Ciuti. "Flexible and capsule endoscopy for screening, diagnosis and treatment." Expert review of medical devices 11.6 (2014): 649-666.

- Ciuti, Gastone, et al. "MEMS Sensor Technologies for Human Centred Applications in Healthcare, Physical Activities, Safety and Environmental Sensing: A Review on Research Activities in Italy." Sensors 15.3 (2015): 6441-6468. - Ciuti, Gastone, et al. "HuMOVE: A Low-invasive Wearable Monitoring Platform in Sexual Medicine." Urology 84.4 (2014): 976-981.

- Ciuti, Gastone, et al. "Robotic magnetic steering and locomotion of capsule endoscope for diagnostic and surgical endoluminal procedures." Robotica 28.02 (2010): 199-207.


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