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EPSRC Reference: EP/N024877/1
Title: Robot Assisted Endovascular Intervention: Device Design and Innovation
Principal Investigator: Yang, Professor G
Other Investigators:
Theodoreli - Riga, Dr C V Lee, Dr S
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Hansen Medical Inc Intel Corporation Ltd Kuka Roboter GmbH
Department: Dept of Computing
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 January 2017 Ends: 31 December 2020 Value (£): 1,112,059
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip. Robotics & Autonomy
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Healthcare
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
16 Feb 2016 Healthcare Impact Partnerships 2015/2016 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Vascular disease is the most common precursor to ischaemic heart disease and stroke, which are two of the leading causes of death worldwide. Advances in endovascular intervention in recent years have transformed patient survival rates and post-surgical quality of life. Compared to open surgery, it has the advantages of faster recovery, reduced need for general anaesthesia, reduced blood loss and significantly lower mortality. However, endovascular intervention involves complex manoeuvring of pre-shaped catheters to reach target areas in the vasculature. Some endovascular tasks can be challenging for even highly-skilled operators. The use of robot assisted endovascular intervention aims to address some of these difficulties, with the added benefit of allowing the operator to remotely control and manipulate devices, thus avoiding exposure to X-ray radiation. The purpose of this work is to develop a new robot-assisted endovascular platform, incorporating novel device designs with improved human-robot control. It builds on our strong partnership with industry aiming to develop the next generation robots that are safe, effective, and accessible to general NHS populations.
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