Medical robotics and computer integrated surgery is a multi-disciplinary field dedicated to providing as much information as possible to a surgeon during a procedure, and then using that information in a way to produce better outcomes. The focus of the research in the WPI AIM Lab is on medical robotics - the link that enables "closed loop medicine" by using real time feedback to guide a surgical procedure. In order to take the most advantage of robots in surgery, we work toward integrating real-time medical imaging with the interventional procedure.
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The primary focus of the WPI AIM Lab is to design and develop enabling technologies for medical robotics and robot-assisted surgery.
The Director for this Laboratory is Prof. Gregory Fischer
Some of our key research areas are: