Latest Results

"Patterned Enteroscopy Balloon Design Factors Influence Tissue Anchoring" is now published in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.

Our interdisciplinary research is focused on medical devices, surgical tools, medical mechatronics, surgical robotics, design and control - with a specific emphasis on translation from bench to bedside. These efforts include design of novel surgical tools and devices, characterization and modeling of how these tools and devices interact with the patient, and design and control optimization based on these models. 

Active research projects are focused on 3D micropatterned material mechanics; robotic capsule endoscopy design, intelligence, dynamics, and control; synthetic, distributed sensing, soft and modular tissue (sTISSUE); and an intelligence-driven patient care approach to reduce medical errors (I-CARE).