We are pleased to announce Professor Sanja Dogramadzi, Professor of Medical Robotics and Research Director at the Department of Autoatic Control and Systems Engineering at University of Sheffield, is one of the featured speakers of the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2021 (#HSMR21).
Professor Dogramadzi gave a talk on ‘SMARTsurg – wearable system and anthropomorphic tools for surgical teleoperation’ followed by a Q&A session.
The benefits of improving the dexterity of the surgical manipulators to enable surgeons to perform more complex tasks are offset by the increased complexity of tele-operation and cognitive and physical effort on the operator side. A right balance between higher dexterity and intuitive control in tele-operation is yet to be defined.
In SMARTsurg project we developed and assessed extended instrument dexterity, anthropomorphic master control and software safety features for RAMIS. Using VR and on a physical platform we tested this concept on virtual surgical training tasks and on laparoscopic trainers.