Robotics in surgery
Patrick A Finlay PhD CEng, Managing Director, MediMaton Ltd
From: Engineering Our Health-Advances in Medical Engineering: EEESTA Prestige Seminar
12 November 2008 Electronics channel
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About the presentation
The talk will provide a snapshot of the state of the art of medical robots today. It will demonstrate examples of surgical procedures where robots are being used to provide enhanced dexterity and accuracy whilst minimising collateral damage. The technology specific to surgical robots will be described in overview, and some examples of the next generation of surgical robots, currently at the research level, will be presented.
About the speaker
Patrick graduated with an Engineering degree at Birmingham University then moved to ICI Pharmaceuticals as Research Fellow to introduce robotic automation. After earning a PhD in automation and robotics at Strathclyde, he moved to Fulmer Research Institute, becoming General Manager in 1985. He managed the national Advanced Medical Robots Programme for the UK DTI and is now retained by the European Commission as an expert advisor in medical applications of robotics.
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