ARAKNES European project (2008-2012): Endoluminal surgery Print
This project stems from the innovative idea to transfer the technologies of bi-manual laparoscopic surgery to the endoluminal surgical approach, thus further reducing the operative trauma and enhancing the therapeutic outcome of minimally invasive surgical procedures for morbid obesity and gastro-esophageal reflux.
This transfer of technologies is enabled by the incorporation of mature and advanced micro-nano-bio technologies and ICT. The ultimate goal of ARAKNES is to integrate the advantages of traditional open surgery, laparoscopic surgery (MIS), and robotics surgery into a deeply innovative system for bi-manual, ambulatory, tethered, visible scarless surgery, based on an array of smart microrobotic instrumentation. click here
Scientific leader at LIRMM : P. Poignet