York Medical Robotics Lab uses quantitative engineering analysis to gain a better understanding of the human body and the technologies that we interface with it. With that understanding, we design better therapeutic strategies, devices, and diagnostics. As a medical imaging and robotics research group, we focus on enabling technologies for image-guided robotic devices used in patient rehabilitation, surgery and diagnosis.
Image-guided prostate therapy is a minimally invasive approach for cancer diagnosis and treatment that better preserves the neurovascular bundles. Focal treatment such as laser ablation delivers well-controlled thermal energy at the target tissue and efficiently covers suspected tumour areas. (Projects)
Robotic needle guidance devices could deliver medical instruments to the diseased tissue percutaneously for biopsies, ablation and drug delivery under image guidance such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, enhancing existing invasive and time-consuming techniques for tumour targeting. (Projects)