[Cyborg] Fw: [bafuture] "Wearable robotics" talk on Oct. 28

ch_luk at berkeley.edu ch_luk at berkeley.edu
Thu Oct 29 21:53:49 PDT 2009


The talk was good, and it's worth checking out! I'd love to hear what
others thought.

The talk spanned various topics in robotic surgery, from characterizing
the surgeon's use of robotic tools to extreme surgery on the battle field.
The highlights from my perspective were the following:

* the analysis used to map a surgeon's use of robots as he/she progresses
from resident to expert. Their data begs the question as to how we can
speed up surgery training though.
* the video of wireless tele-surgery using an UAV to maintain the wireless
connection
* time lag of wireless information in tele-surgery. Haptic info is more
tolerant of longer time lags. Visual info requires shorter time lags, on
the order of 250 ms (roughly our reaction time)
* Jacob Rosen's vision of the future of surgery - semi-autonomic surgery
for things like suturing, smarter robots that capture the surgeon's
intentions rather than actions, collaborative tele-surgery, image-guided
surgery

=)
  Chung-Hay


> This is tomorrow at US Berkeley - but you can also watch it over the
> internet.  If you do see it, please write something for the list so that
> we can all benefit!
>
> Eric
>
> --- On Mon, 10/26/09, Alison Chaiken <alchaiken at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> From: Alison Chaiken <alchaiken at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [bafuture] "Wearable robotics" talk on Oct. 28
>> To: bafuture at yahoogroups.com
>> Date: Monday, October 26, 2009, 10:31 PM
>> I'd have good luck watching the live
>> video of these talks using
>> Firefox on Fedora.
>>
>> --
>> Alison Chaiken
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>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Yvette Subramanian <yvette at citris-uc.org>
>> Date: Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 8:43 AM
>> Subject: CITRIS Research Exchange, Jacob Rosen on Oct. 28
>> To:
>>
>>
>> Please join us for the next CITRIS Research Exchange at the
>> Banatao
>> Institute at Berkeley this semester:
>>
>> "Medical Robotics – Bioports to the Human Body"
>> Jacob Rosen [Prof. of Computer Engineering, UC Santa Cruz]
>>
>> 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 28
>> Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC
>> Berkeley
>> http://www.citris-uc.org/events/RE-Oct-28
>>
>> The complete schedule for the semester is online at
>> http://www.citris-uc.org/events/RE-fall2009. As always,
>> these talks
>> are free, open to the public and broadcast live online at
>> mms://media.citris.berkeley.edu/webcast, and questions can
>> be sent via
>> Yahoo IM to username: citrisevents. Sponsored by Infineon
>> Technologies.
>>
>> Abstract :
>> Medical Robotics is an emerging sub-discipline of robotics
>> in which
>> humans are the focal point of its creation. Humans interact
>> with
>> medical robotics either as health providers such as
>> physicians or as
>> the healthcare recipients - the patients. Introducing a
>> medical robot
>> at the interface between a physician and a patient is based
>> on an
>> understanding of the medical treatment itself and its
>> related biology,
>> physiology and anatomy. Inherent to the field of medical
>> robotics is a
>> unique synergy between medicine, life and health sciences,
>> and many
>> sub-disciplines of engineering. In this talk, two
>> categories of
>> Medical robotics will be explored: surgical robotics and
>> wearable
>> robotics.
>>
>> The operating room of the future is envisioned as fully
>> automated cell
>> that includes only one human being - the patient. The local
>> surgeon
>> will be replaced by a surgical robot that will be
>> teleoperated through
>> wired and wireless communication, from any place around
>> globe. The
>> system will manage all the aspects of surgery, from
>> monitoring the
>> movements of the surgical robot to managing the supply
>> chain.
>> Achieving such a system depends on answering research
>> questions such
>> as what are the physical variables that lead to tissue
>> damage; how to
>> optimize the robotic arms to minimize their footprint in
>> the operating
>> room; how to objective assess surgical skill, and how to
>> control the
>> system from a distance to perform telesurgery.
>>
>> A wearable robot is a system that humans wear as an
>> extension of their
>> body. In case of a missing limb a wearable robot serves as
>> prosthetic
>> device. In case of an existing limb with disabled functions
>> it
>> servesas an orthotic device. As opposed to surgical
>> robotics where the
>> human machine interface is limited to the physical level,
>> wearable
>> robot may interact with the patient at the neural level,
>> utilizing the
>> body's own control signals. The end result is to achieve a
>> natural
>> control of the wearable robot by the human operator as an
>> extension of
>> his or her body. Establishing the human machine interface
>> at the
>> neural level leads to research questions such as how to
>> predict the
>> muscular activity in real time and utilize this information
>> for the
>> exoskeleton operation along with additional questions in
>> biosignals
>> processing, neuromuscular modeling, and human motor
>> control.
>>
>> Biography:
>>
>> Jacob Rosen received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical
>> Engineering, M.Sc.
>> and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Tel-Aviv
>> University
>> in 1987, 1993 and 1997 respectively. From 1987 to 1992 he
>> served as an
>> officer in the IDF studying human-machine interfaces. From
>> 1993 to
>> 1997 he was a research associate developing and studying
>> the EMG based
>> powered Exoskeleton at the Biomechanics Laboratory,
>> Department of
>> Biomedical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University. During the
>> same period of
>> time he held a position in a startup company developing
>> innovative
>> orthopedic spine/pelvis implants. From 1997 to 2000 he was
>> a
>> Post-Docat the departments of Electrical Engineering and
>> Surgery,
>> University of Washington while developing surgical robotic
>> and medical
>> simulation systems. From 2001- 2008 he served a faculty
>> member at the
>> Departmentof Electrical Engineering, University of
>> Washington in
>> Seattle with adjunct appointments with the Departments of
>> Surgery, and
>> Mechanical Engineering. Since 2008 he has been an associate
>> professor
>> at the Department of Computer Engineering, University of
>> California -
>> Santa Cruz (UCSC). His research interests focus on medical
>> robotics,
>> biorobotics, human centered robotics, surgical robotics,
>> wearable
>> robotics, rehabilitation robotics, neural control, and
>> human-machine
>> interface.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> We look forward to seeing you there!
>>
>> best, Yvette
>>
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>> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
>> yvette subramanian, ph.d. | CITRIS publications and events
>> coordinator
>> 386 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, UC Berkeley campus
>> (510) 643-4866 | (510) 642-1800 fax | yvette at citris-uc.org
>> http://www.citris-uc.org/
>>
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