A Robotic Surgical System for Single Port Access Laparoscopy
September 2011 to present
This work was supported by the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) under the Global Research Outreach (GRO) program.
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.