The research team will particularly focus on how the robotic surgery technology is combined with more recently developments in medical imaging technology. The supplier will provide software that make it possible to combine a variety of medical images so that a more comprehensive image of the patient’s organs and tissue can be provided. Such novel visualization technology is conducive to better precision in the use of the robotic surgery technology.
In this study we examine the following issues pertaining to the integration of robotic surgery and visualization technology in surgery:
- What happens in practice, i.e., on the operation room shop-floor, when professional skills and expertise are reorganized and combined with new technologies and devices?
- Are robots becoming a factual part of the professional network of heath care experts, or are they merely granted a complementary role as technologies and devices supportive of pre-existing practices?
- What actors are currently involved and can be held accountable for the work performed, i.e., in the case of malpractice or adverse events?
Kajsa Lindberg, professor (project leader)
Alexander Styhre, professor