This project investigates “soft robotics controllable rectum phantom modelling” to model humans’ rectum and examine tissue abnormalities to validate the force sensor being developed.
It will utilise a stiffness variation mechanism to simulate the cancer tissues and healthy tissues. The varying stiffness values will simulate different stages of cancer providing a test bed for the methodology development. The phantom model serves as a testing platform before the sensor is tested in patients to minimise tissue damage. This reduces the risk of causing complications in patients especially when unpracticed trainees perform procedures.