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A Robotic Surgical System for Single Port Access Laparoscopy

September 2011 to present

Note bulb.png This work was supported by the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) under the Global Research Outreach (GRO) program.

Schematic of a surgical robot for Single Port Access Laparoscopy (SPAL)

Single Port Access Laparoscopy (SPAL) might bring better surgical outcomes than traditional multi-port laparoscopy, in terms of postoperative pain, complications, hospitalization time, cosmesis, etc. Due to the increased manipulation difficulty in SPAL, several surgical robotic systems were developed, including the IREP robot which was designed by Dr. Kai Xu when he was with the Advanced Robotics & Mechanism Applications Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University.


System configuration and some preliminary fabrication results
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