An Intelligence-Driven Patient Care Approach to Reduce Medical Errors

Provided byProfessor Hua Wang in Computer Science
FundingNSF Grant 1849359, 2019/04 – present.
Job opportunityYou may apply for a summer job to work on this project. 

Project Description

Imagine that in the near future a patient needing surgery will swallow a small mobile robot that can autonomously perform the procedure without any external incisions or pain. Such robots have the potential to make state-of-the-art surgical concepts a reality by providing an unconstrained mobile platform to visualize, manipulate and surgically treat tissue. The project’s strategy will also harness the excitement surrounding robotics and computer science, and leverage it with the Investigators’ exceptional infrastructure for education innovation and outreach to provide new, inspirational educational experiences for students. Finally, the project outcomes can broadly impact a number of other areas that would benefit from the developed novel methodologies, including search and rescue, construction and maintenance, and remote imaging, where the environment is dynamic or changes upon repeated inspection.

Source: MInDS@Mines
Source: MInDS@Mines
Intelligent Physical Systems (IPS) that is defined as a Medical Device + Intelligence. Source: MInDS@Mines