Information Engineering Department, University of Pisa (Pisa 56122, Italy) and EndoCAS, Center for Computer-Assisted Surgery (Pisa 56124, Italy).
JTEHM, Articles, Published ArticlesMonitoring Wound Healing with Contactless Measurements and Augmented Reality
This work presents a device for non-invasive wound parameters assessment, designed to overcome the drawbacks of traditional methods, which are mostly rough, inaccurate, and painful for the patient. The device estimates the morphological parameters of the wound and provides augmented... Read more
Posted on 9 APR 2020
TBME, Featured ArticlesValveTech: a Novel Robotic Approach for Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
Izadyar Tamadon, Virginia Mamone, Yu Huan, Sara Condino, Claudio Quaglia, Vincenzo Ferrari, Mauro Ferrari, Arianna Menciassi
The presented surgical robot (called ValveTech) provides a highly controllable instrument for efficient delivery of an artificial valve under integrated endoscopic vision. The flexible manipulator has several features to help the proper valve placement. It provides five degrees of freedom for reaching the operative site via mini-thoracotomy where it adjusts the valve and expands it at the optimal position. The robot was evaluated by ten cardiac surgeons in a simulated surgical scenario: the ValveTech robot proved to be an alternative solution for targeted surgery; improving the quality of the valve implantation both for surgeons and patients... Read more
Posted on 31 MAR 2021