Endovascular Robotic System

Operating on dummyEndovascular procedures are commonly performed with X-ray guidance for diagnosis and therapy. Complex blood vessels and organs are accessed with flexible surgical tools demanding high levels of skill from surgeons. Intricate manipulation of surgical tool and frequent hazardous X-ray exposure demands tele-operated robotics assistance for surgeons. Our research addresses this challenge by developing a tele-operated endovascular robotic system with intuitive user interface and functionality to assist with patient safety. Our robot can use the conventional endovascular surgical tools thus making a procedure more cost-effective than the ones with active catheters. The robot will arrest any unwarranted tools motions while remotely alerting the surgeon. Because of the natural tele-operation interface, the surgeons are not required to learn any new skill.