Special talk


Monday, Dec. 7th, 14:40-15:40, Room A, Bldg. 55N


Robotics for Minimally Invasive Therapy and Personalized Treatment

Prof. Masakatsu G. Fujie, Waseda university


Abstract

Minimally invasive therapies and personalized treatments are important in future medical procedure. Hence, advanced surgical systems developed with robot technology have recently become the main features of minimally invasive therapy. The procedure with surgical robots should be planned and executed based on mechanical models, such as kinetic model of surgeon and internal dynamic model of patient's organ/tissue. Such models need to be optimized to personalize themselves to actual characteristics of patient and surgeon to attain accurate performance with surgical robot system. For example, modeling of material mechanics is used to analyze and simulate the deformation of soft tissue. Such model is applicable to needle insertion supporting system to navigate a needle to reach a target in an optimal trajectory. Moreover, thermal mechanics modeling is employed for calculating energy transfer in thermal therapy, which includes not only heat transfer mechanism, but also fluid mechanism to consider effect of heat absorption from blood vessels. In the future, coupled modeling including four mechanical dynamics (material mechanics, mechanical dynamics, thermal dynamics and fluid dynamics) will accelerate development of advanced surgical systems.


Biography

  • Professional Position:
    • 2015-present:Chairperson of the Future Robotics Organization, Waseda University
    • 2001-present: Professor at School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
    • 1999-2001: Head of researchers at the Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd. and director of the Medical and Welfare Apparatus Development research laboratory
    • 1995-1999: Principle Researcher and project leader for 'Medical and Welfare Apparatus Development Project' at the Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd.
    • 1984-1995: Senior Researcher at the Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd.
    • 1971-1984: Researcher at the Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd.
  • Education:
    • 1999: Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
    • 1971: Master's degree in Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Professional Society:
    • The IEEE (Fellow)
    • The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (Honorary Member, Fellow, 2010 Vice President)
    • The Robotic Society of Japan (Fellow)
    • and others

URL:http://www.fujie.mech.waseda.ac.jp/