James Drake

Centre for Image Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention (CIGITI), The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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JTEHM, Articles, Published Articles
Defining the Relationship Between Compressive Stress and Tissue Trauma During Laparoscopic Surgery Using Human Large Intestine
      Excessive magnitudes of compressive stress exerted on gastrointestinal tissues can lead to pathological scar tissue or adhesion formation, bleeding, inflammation or even death from bowel perforation and sepsis. It is currently unknown however, at exactly what magnitude of compressive stress... Read more
TBME, Featured Articles
Design and Comparison of Magnetically-Actuated Dexterous Forceps Instruments for Neuroendoscopy
Robot assistance is revolutionizing minimally invasive surgical (MIS) techniques. As robot assistance becomes standard in areas such as urology and general surgery, it remains largely absent in neurosurgery. The primary reason is a lack of dexterous wristed tools that are small and compact enough to maneuver within the confines of the brain. In this study, we present a wireless magnetic power transmission that enables the design of unconventional tiny wristed robot tools. By deploying the tools endoscopically within a silicone brain model, we demonstrate the feasibility of these novel devices for future neuroendoscopic robots... Read more