EndoRobot RLapro

     Laparoscopic surgery (LS) has revolutionized traditional surgical techniques introducing minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis and local therapies. LSs have undeniable advantages, such as small patient incisions, reduced postoperative pain and faster recovery. Restricted vision of the anatomical target, difficult handling of the surgical instruments, restricted mobility inside the human body, need of dexterity to hand-eye coordination and inadequate and non-ergonomic surgical instruments may restrict LS only to highly specialized surgeons.

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  • Winner of 10º Poliempreende .
  • Ricardo Pereira, António H.J. Moreira, Mariana Leite, Pedro L. Rodrigues, Sandro Queirós, Nuno F. Rodrigues, Pedro Leão, João L. Vilaça (2014). Hand-Held Robotic Device for Laparoscopic Surgery and Training, IEEE SEGAH – Serious Games and Applications for health, 15 -17 May 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.