A novel approach to separation of the colon and mesocolon from the retroperitoneum during resection of the colon
Research-led anatomical visualisation, concept design, and testing metrics to aid in innovation in laparoscopic surgery.
Design methodology for the application of rapid prototyping in the iterative design of organic forms, and limitations dictated by current computer aided design (CAD) packages.
Creating Biofidelic Phantom Anatomies of the Colorectal Region for Innovations in Colorectal Surgery
Development of a replicated colorectal region for use in laparoscopic instrument innovation.
Assessing Instrument Usage Patterns in Multiple Long Duration Colorectal Surgical Procedures to elicit design needs
Performing a case study on several separate high definition recordings of laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy procedures to assess the actions performed by the surgeon.
Developing a Framework to Understand Decision Making during Laparoscopic Procedures for Innovation in Colorectal Surgery
Developing preliminary framework to bridge the gap between the separate processes which affect surgeons’ decision making abilities.
Studying Patterns of Laparoscopic Surgery Instrument Use in Long Duration Colorectal Surgical Procedures
A case study was performed on the laparoscopic portion of a Sigmoid colectomy to pilot a method of categorising surgical instrument use during long duration colorectal procedures.