NIBIB Robotics Programs and Highlights
NIBIB supports robotics development for a number of applications including rehabilitation engineering and for surgical tools, techniques and systems.
Rehabilitation Engineering Program Area
This program supports rehabilitation engineering research that develops modeling, simulation, analysis, robotics and systems engineering technology. Application areas include early stage technology development of neuroprosthesis and neuroengineering, robotics rehabilitation, virtual rehabilitation, and biomechanics of human movement. Specific technologies include the development of intelligent hardware and software for the control of devices and the prediction of physiological signals and human behavior.
Surgical Tools, Techniques and Systems Program Area
This program supports the research and development of new medical technologies to improve the outcomes of surgical interventions. Examples include technologies for: minimally invasive surgeries, energy-based interventions such as RF ablation, robotically-assisted surgical systems, integration of imaging and interventional modalities.
Examples of Robotic Technologies Developed through NIBIB-Supported Robotics Research:
Last Updated On 10/27/2011