Robotic Telesurgery Research
Annual rept. 10 Mar 2008-9 Feb 2009
NEBRASKA UNIV MEDICAL CENTER OMAHA
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This project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of miniature, inexpensive, in vivo robots to provide basic diagnosis and triage in military environments. The work is the first phase of a two phase project. The first phase will focus on the design and construction of an in vivo camera robot. The robot will be fully inserted into the patient and controlled by a surgeon at a remote location. The robot will return live video images from inside the patient to allow the surgeon to explore, diagnose, and stabilize the patient. The second phase of this project will focus on continued animal trials as well as human testing and regulatory approval. Our long term objective is to create a group of in vivo robots that can provide diagnosis and therapeutics at all echelons of military medical care.
- Medicine and Medical Research