CAMI talks of the online CAMI DAY – December 15, 2020 🗓 🗺

Marie-Aude Vitrani (ISIR) & Pierre Jannin (LTSI)

“Surgical skills analysis: methods and applications”
Surgical skills are complex and diverse. Recent progress in surgical robotics and AI allows their objective and quantitative study. We will present methods for analyzing surgical skills, addressing both technical and non-technical skills, focusing on either data collection or data analysis. Two applications will illustrate these approaches: surgical training and evaluation of assistive devices. Finally, we will discuss the role of our scientific and surgical community to face the various challenges of this topic.

Yassine Haddab (LIRMM) & Philippe Cinquin (TIMC)

“Flexible Medical Microrobotics for gastrointestinal diagnosis and therapy: from concepts to medical use and industrialization”
The use of soft materials, flexible robotic structures and 3D printing leads to new approaches for non-invasive medical tasks inside the gastrointestinal tract. 
 This presentation gives an overview of the work carried out in the framework of the FLEXTER integrated project through a close collaboration between three laboratories ICube, TIMC and LIRMM for the design and development of capsules exploiting patient-friendly and environment-friendly bio-robotic interactions for the sampling of the intestinal microbiota. Neither battery nor processor are used. New embedded energy paradigms based on mechanical deformation are introduced. The results of this works, ranging from basic concepts to industrialization, are presented and future developments are discussed. We now have a solution which is ready for real use in humans, a startup company, Pelican Health, will be launched in a few weeks, and a clinical trial on healthy volunteers is scheduled in 2021.

Julien Bert (LaTIM) & Nicolas Padoy (ICube)

“Smart assistance in image-guided therapy”
This presentation will outline past and present advancements in smart assistance in image-guided therapy. Two passed integrated projects from CAMI will be presented, namely CAPRI in prostate cancer brachytherapy and X-aware in radiation monitoring during image-guided interventions. Both of them addressed the challenge of the dose optimization (patient and medical staff) during surgical intervention. New projects in follow-up will be presented, showing major innovations and challenges for smart assistance in image-guided therapy, especially in IA for dosimetry and safety monitoring.