Research Overview

Research in Duke REST focuses on collaboratively advancing technical capabilities in the surgical setting. Projects are led by Graduate Students seeking M.S. or Ph.D degrees in Engineering disciplines, who collaborate with Medical Students, Residents, and Faculty Surgeons. Below is a listing of some of the current projects. Students that are interested in participating in research Duke REST should contact Dr. Zani or Prof. Mann.

Metrics for Measuring Surgical Trajectory Smoothness

Predictive Modeling of Surgical Skill Using Objective Features

Objective Assessment of the Early Stages of the Learning Curve for a Novel Surgical Robotic System

Measuring Skill Degradation on a Robotic Surgery Simulator