Team wins ‘Best Student Paper Award’ at the International Symposium on Medical Robotics
Professor Pietro Valdastri from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and his team have been awarded the ‘Best Student Paper Award’ at the International Symposium on Medical Robotics.
Their work “A Disposable Continuum Endoscope Using Piston-driven Parallel Bellow Actuator” describes an ultra-low-cost solution for gastric cancer screening in low-income countries. It is part of the EPSRC funded research in global health challenges that is being pursued at the STORM Lab in Leeds and at Vanderbilt. The work also has a collaborative component with the Vanderbilt University ARMA Lab, directed by Nabil Simaan. The award is for work in which the first author is a PhD student as a sign of good mentoring and high quality post-graduate education, in addition to recognizing innovative scientific research.
The International Symposium on Medical Robotics aims to bring together people from engineering, medicine and industry who are working in various areas within the field of medical robotics, to create a common forum for exchanging ideas and fostering future developments in the field. This year’s symposium was held at the Academy of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia from 1- 3 March, with approximately 200 international attendees from universities and industry in the field of medical robotics.
Find out more about Professor Pietro Valdastri's research interests by visiting his staff profile.
A Disposable Continuum Endoscope Using Piston-driven Parallel Bellow Actuator by N. Garbin, L. Wang, J. Chandler, K. L. Obstein, N. Simaan, P. Valdastri.