A collaboration between three Italian research institutes supported by ARS Project
EL.I.S.A.: Electric Impedance Sensing in Surgical Applications
The main goal of this research activity is to integrate advance sensing capabilities into surgical robotic tools.
The advance sensing is based on a compact embedded bio-electric impedance measurement device that could be integrated with minimum hardware modification in standard surgical tools.
Thanks to impedance measurements, an autonomous robotic system will be able to recognize the contact with different tissue types and in different conditions (e.g. healthy and pathological areas in the same tissue or organ). This information could be of enormous importance in the correct autonomous execution of complex surgical procedures, when visual data are not providing enough information for the robust detection and reconstruction of actual patient conditions.
University of Verona
IIT (Italian Institute of Technology)
Elena De Momi
Hamlyn Surgical Robotic Challenge 2018 – among the 10 finalists invited to present the work during the Hamlyn Symposium 2018
CRAS 2018 workshop – Best Paper Award
Design and integration of electrical bio-impedance sensing in surgical robotic tools for tissue identification
Zhuoqi Cheng, Diego Dall’Alba, Simone Foti, Andrea Mariani, Thibaud Chupin, Darwin Caldwell, Paolo Fiorini, Elena De Momi, Giancarlo Ferrigno and Leonardo Mattos
Advanced User Interface for Augmented Information Display on Endoscopic Surgical Images
Simone Foti, Andrea Mariani, Thibaud Chupin, Diego Dall’Alba, Zhuoqi Cheng, Leonardo Mattos, Darwin Caldwell, Paolo Fiorini, Elena De Momi and Giancarlo Ferrigno