VISE affiliates participate in ‘Nature’ conference on Bioengineering for Global Health seeking to foster “radical collaboration” that will impact health disparities
Nov. 21, 2023—Researchers from around the globe gathered for the inaugural Nature conference “Bioengineering for Global Health” at Vanderbilt University Nov. 13–15. Faculty members from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and editors from Nature Communications, Nature Biomedical Engineering and Nature Reviews Bioengineering led the organization of the conference.
Team of VISE experts selected to develop low-cost training tools aimed at expanding global access to minimally invasive surgeries
Feb. 7, 2023—A multidisciplinary team from the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering has received a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to develop a low-cost simulation tool to train medical personnel in Kenya to perform minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures.
Jul. 28, 2022—Mechanical Engineering Professor Nabil Simaan was named a co-editor of a special issue on surgical robotics for Proceedings of the IEEE. The July 2022 special issue, “Surgical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Interventional Medicine,” provides a research overview of the major applications and enabling technologies in the growing field of surgical robotics.
Nov. 3, 2021—Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a distinction awarded to ASME members who have made significant engineering achievements.
Nov. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Otolaryngology Nabil Simaan has been named a top voice in health care robotics by technology discovery platform InsightMonk and market intelligence firm BIS Research.
Oct. 22, 2020—New assistive technologies allowing high-risk neurovascular procedures to be done more widely and easily are being developed by an interdisciplinary team of surgeons and engineers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dec. 3, 2019—Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elevated to IEEE Fellow by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Nov. 18, 2019—A new continuum robot designed by Vanderbilt engineers achieves multi-scale motion and may open up a huge world of previously impossible complex microsurgeries.
Jun. 25, 2018—Nabil Simaan is a professor of mechanical engineering, computer science and otolaryngology and leads the Advanced Robotics and Mechanism Applications lab. His research includes human-robot interaction, robotic systems for surgical assistance, robot-assisted manufacturing, theoretical kinematics of mechanisms, synthesis and optimization of robots and mechanisms, design of flexure mechanisms and flexible robots, parallel robots, actuation redundancy...
Nov. 4, 2016—A critical goal in modern surgery is to make procedures as safe and minimally invasive as possible, which often means using robotic tools. Vanderbilt University bioengineer Nabil Simaansays a negative side effect of doing surgery with tiny entry points into the body is that the surgeon loses his or her sense of touch and pressure...
Sep. 8, 2016—The Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering is pleased to announce its first VISE Fellow, a biomedical engineer and M.D. who specializes in urology and spent a research year at the manufacturer of the da Vinci surgical robot. Smita De first developed an interest in medical device development as an undergraduate at Duke University, majoring...