Dr. Eoin White's Projects

Design of an improved approach to laparoscopic resection of the colon and surrounding mesentery

Exploring opportunities to improve clinical outcome in laparoscopic abdominal surgery using human factors methods to identify specific design needs.

3D Print @UL

Design Factors' Additive Manufacturing team at the University of Limerick offers 3D Printing services to both research bodies and to industry.

2017 Graduates from Design Factors

Congratulations to Dr. Fiona Wixted and Dr. Eoin White from their Design Factors friends and from the School of Design, who have graduated with their PhDs at the August 2017 UL Conferrings.

Dr. Eoin White's Publications

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.

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.

Rise of the machines: Has rapid prototyping evolved faster than the software used to create it?

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.

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.

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.

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.