Smart Medical Production and Robotics (ILV)

Course numberM2.03100.20.050
Course codeSmrtProd
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits5,0
Language of instruction English

The students

  • are familiar with fundamentals of materials for additive fabrication in the biomedical context
  • familiar with sensorization concepts for medical phantoms materials and concepts
  • have knowledge about fundamentals on design of biomedical structures and implants
  • are familiar with basic strategies to fabricate medical phantoms based on a biomedical project (e.g. 3D-printing, casting and molding)

  • Basic knowledge about sensing principles and related physics concepts
  • Basic knowledge in CAD design

Introduction to materials and properties of materials in the context of additive fabrication for biomedical applications

  • Fundamentals on Hard- and Soft- Tissue printing
  • Classification
  • Overview of different fabrication and integration concepts approaches
  • Overview of the deployment chain and possible additive fabrication cycles
  • Smart phantom concepts and current examples
Materials for biomedical applications
  • Introduction to human tissue properties - Viscoelastic materials
  • Materials for additive phantom fabrication: Introduction to the mechanical and physical properties of relevant materials
Design of smart phantoms for medical applications
  • Motivation and rationale for smart phantoms
  • Application examples (e.g. phantoms of organs, tissue)
  • Fabrication and design strategies for the selected application examples
  • Sensorization options for smart phantoms
Design of smart robotic devices for medical applications
  • Motivation and rationale for smart assistive robotic devices
  • Concepts for retro-fitting of systems to add device intelligence
  • Fabrication and design strategies for additive fabrication smart orthosis, prosthesis and related robotic devices and components

  • C. Patil and S. Kale: Smart Materials in Medical Applications. Nano Trends: A Journal of Nanotechnology and Its Applications, vol 19. page 22-27, 2017
  • H. Jin, Q. Jin and J. Jian: Smart Materials for Wearable Healthcare Devices. Submitted: October 25th 2017, Reviewed: March 19th 2018, Published: October 3rd 2018. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.76604
  • L. He, N. Herzig, S. de Lusignan, L. Scimeca, P. Maiolino, F. Iida and T. Nanayakkara: An Abdominal Phantom with Tunable Stiffness Nodules and Force Sensing Capability for Palpation Training. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2020.
  • T. Lalitharatne, J. Tan, L. He, F. Ching Ying Leong, N. Van Zalk, S. De Lusignan, F. Iida, T. Nanayakkara: MorphFace: A Hybrid Morphable Face for a Robopatient. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RAL), 2020.

Integrated course - teaching & discussion, guest lectures by specialists, exercises and practical examples in the smart lab, project work and presentations

Immanent examination character: presentation, assignment reports, written/oral exam