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Estimation of tool-tissue forces in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery using neural networks (2019)
Journal Article
Abeywardena, S., Qiaodi, Y., Tzemanaki, A., Psomopoulou, E., Droukas, L., Melhuish, C., & Dogramadzi, S. (in press). Estimation of tool-tissue forces in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery using neural networks. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 6, https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2019.00056

A new algorithm is proposed to estimate the tool-tissue force interaction in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery which does not require the use of external force sensing. The proposed method utilizes the current of the motors of the surgical in... Read More about Estimation of tool-tissue forces in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery using neural networks.

Requirements elicitation for robotic and computer-assisted minimally invasive surgery (2019)
Journal Article
Nakawala, H., De Momi, E., Tzemanaki, A., Dogramadzi, S., Russo, A., Catellani, M., …Ferrigno, G. (2019). Requirements elicitation for robotic and computer-assisted minimally invasive surgery. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 16(4), 172988141986580. https://doi.org/10.1177/1729881419865805

The robotic surgical systems and computer-assisted technologies market has seen impressive growth over the last decades, but uptake by end-users is still scarce. The purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive and informed list of the end-u... Read More about Requirements elicitation for robotic and computer-assisted minimally invasive surgery.

Design of a wearable fingertip haptic device for remote palpation: Characterisation and interface with a virtual environment (2018)
Journal Article
Tzemanaki, A., Al, G. A., Melhuish, C., & Dogramadzi, S. (2018). Design of a wearable fingertip haptic device for remote palpation: Characterisation and interface with a virtual environment. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 5(JUN), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2018.00062

© 2018 Tzemanaki, Al, Melhuish and Dogramadzi. This paper presents the development of a wearable Fingertip Haptic Device (FHD) that can provide cutaneous feedback via a Variable Compliance Platform (VCP). The FHD includes an inertial measurement unit... Read More about Design of a wearable fingertip haptic device for remote palpation: Characterisation and interface with a virtual environment.

Design of a multi-DOF cable-driven mechanism of a miniature serial manipulator for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Tzemanaki, A., Fracczak, L., Gillatt, D., Koupparis, A., Melhuish, C., Persad, R., …Dogramadzi, S. (2016, June). Design of a multi-DOF cable-driven mechanism of a miniature serial manipulator for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Presented at International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics

While multi-fingered robotic hands have been developed for decades, none has been used for surgical operations. MicroAngelo is an anthropomorphic master-slave system for tele-operated robot-assisted surgery. As part of this system, this paper focuses... Read More about Design of a multi-DOF cable-driven mechanism of a miniature serial manipulator for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery.

Anthropomorphic surgical system for soft tissue robot-assisted surgery (2016)
Thesis
Tzemanaki, A. Anthropomorphic surgical system for soft tissue robot-assisted surgery. (Thesis). University of the West of England

Over the past century, abdominal surgery has seen a rapid transition from open procedures to less invasive methods such as laparoscopy and robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (R-A MIS). These procedures have significantly decreased blood loss,... Read More about Anthropomorphic surgical system for soft tissue robot-assisted surgery.

An anthropomorphic design for a minimally invasive surgical system based on a survey of surgical technologies, techniques and training (2014)
Journal Article
Pipe, A. G., Tzemanaki, A., Walters, P., Pipe, A. G., Melhuish, C., & Dogramadzi, S. (2014). An anthropomorphic design for a minimally invasive surgical system based on a survey of surgical technologies, techniques and training. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 10(3), 368-378. https://doi.org/10.1002/rcs.1544

© 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Background: Over the past century, abdominal surgery has seen a rapid transition from open procedures to less invasive methods, such as robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS). This study aimed to investigate... Read More about An anthropomorphic design for a minimally invasive surgical system based on a survey of surgical technologies, techniques and training.

Mechatronic implementation in minimally invasive surgical instruments (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Dikaiakos, G., Tzemanaki, A., Pipe, A. G., & Dogramadzi, S. (2014, August). Mechatronic implementation in minimally invasive surgical instruments. Paper presented at 2014 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has proven to be beneficial in providing outstanding results for the patients. However, studies have shown that the surgeon faces significant challenges whilst performing this type of surgery, ranging from poorly desi... Read More about Mechatronic implementation in minimally invasive surgical instruments.

μAngelo: A novel minimally invasive surgical system based on an anthropomorphic design (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Tzemanaki, A., Burton, T. M. W., Gillat, D., Melhuish, C., Persad, R., Pipe, A. G., & Dogramadzi, S. (2014, August). μAngelo: A novel minimally invasive surgical system based on an anthropomorphic design. Paper presented at 2014 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)

Abdominal surgery has seen a rapid transition from open procedures to Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (R-A MIS). The learning process for new surgeons is long compared to open surgery, and the desired dexterity cannot always be achieved usi... Read More about μAngelo: A novel minimally invasive surgical system based on an anthropomorphic design.

Development of a novel robotic system for hand rehabilitation (2011)
Journal Article
Dogramadzi, S., Raabe, D., Tzemanaki, A., Tzemanaki, A., Raabe, D., & Dogramadzi, S. (2011). Development of a novel robotic system for hand rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1109/CBMS.2011.5999150

Rehabilitation Robotics involves the use of robotic systems as an enabling technology for people with kinetic problems, in order to help them recover from a physical trauma. This paper presents the investigation of a robotic system for stroke and pos... Read More about Development of a novel robotic system for hand rehabilitation.