Master's projects

Design and development of a magnetically-actuated surgical tool

Magnetic actuation shows good promise in driving the development of next era of surgical instruments. We will aim to harness the advantages of magnetism and create a new tool for specific surgical interventions. Example applications may include gripping, drug delivery, ablation, removal of calcified tissue and suturing. Remote actuation using magnetic means is expected to make the device more compact and applicable for minimally invasive surgery (MIS).

Project: The aim of this project is to design a tool for a specific minimally-invasive surgical application that is controlled using magnetic fields. The interventional goal will be chosen by surveying current methods in literature to identify potential for significant human impact. A proof-of-concept prototype must be developed to demonstrate feasibility through experiments and simulation.