The Surgery & Technology Theme is focused on improving the quality and safety of the surgical care pathway through technological innovation using our strong track record of convergent research in Design, Engineering, Medicine and Information Technology. Our three inter-related programmes of research, described below, aim to translate these innovations, in a safe and cost-effective manner, to produce outputs with significant health and economic impact that are transferable across all surgical specialities:
1) Surgical Robotics, Allied Technologies & Imaging
Development of innovative robotic platform technologies that incorporate hand-held and co-operatively-controlled instrumentation, surgical navigation and guidance, imaging and procedural automation.
2) Diagnostics & Sensing
Development of innovative technologies for peri-operative diagnostics and sensing, including biophotonics and spectroscopy tools for improving the diagnosis; and monitoring of conditions ranging from cancer to sepsis and malnutrition.
3) Translation & Service Delivery
Facilitate the sustainable translation and diffusion of innovation for the benefit of patients, health systems and the wider economy by leveraging digital technology and health informatics to improve the quality and safety of service delivery.