We are very excited and proud to share that our Key enabling technologies for minimally invasive interventions in healthcare proposal has been submitted to the NWO (Dutch Research Council)! In close collaboration with S. Misra (UT), B. Jayawardhana (RUG), J. Kosinka (RUG), P. van Ooijen (UMCG), E. Wilhelm (RUG), S. Frey (RUG), and M. Steinbuch (TU/e), we will develop a robotic platform with an integrated decision support system aiming to reduce intraoperative collateral damage and improve patient outcomes.
Our approach will enhance the surgeons’ performance through video augmentation (using AI and a digital twin), development of shape and force sensing endoscopes, introduction of haptic feedback, and development of novel magnetic actuators. In collaboration with the MIRECA Taskforce, surgeons will evaluate the platform in rectal cancer patients. The project involves 9 public and private organizations, and aims to start on 1st January 2024 lasting for four years.
Key enabling technologies for minimally invasive interventions in healthcare