CASIT has various ongoing research projects focused on telemedicine, telementoring, medical robotics, prosthetics, medical imaging, medical devices, and clinical outcomes. These collaborative projects take the approach of applying technologies developed by engineers to the medical needs of clinical specialists.
Current CASIT research projects, as of February 2020 include:
The acquisition of the requisite skillset to perform transoral robotic surgery is challenging to the lack of an appropriate model. To address this need we are developing an anatomically accurate smart training model with integrated force sensors and real-time haptic feedback.
Current interventional approaches for treating prostate cancer are associated with frequent side-effects including erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinent. Focal laser ablation presents a promising minimally invasive alternative which may prove to be both safe and efficacious.
Our past research projects have included: