Contact
Minimally Invasive Surgery and Interventional Techniques
Department of Biomechanical Engineering - Delft University of Technology
Contact
Ir. Roos Oosting
Prof.dr. Jenny Dankelman
Funding
Delft Global Initiative
SAFE SURGERY- Safe and high quality affordable equipment for global surgery
27 May 2016

One of the main barriers to surgical care in low-and-middle income countries (LMIC) is the lack of medical equipment. Together with the Female Cancer Foundation, the Leiden University Medical Centre and several partners in Africa and Indonesia we aim to contribute to the widespread implementation of safe surgery. 

 

Current state of safe surgery in low-and-middle income countries will be evaluated, with a main focus on the current application of electrical surgery in operating theatres in countries such as: Kenya and Rwanda. An electro surgical device that is more suitable for the context of surgery in low-and-middle income countries will be compared to state of the art devices that are used in many high income countries. Therefore, a set-up to measure the lateral thermal spread caused by the instrument tissue interaction of both types of electro surgical devices will be build. 

 

The entire ecosystem in which an medical equipment is functioning in low-and-middle income countries highly contributes to the succesfull implementation of the devices in the clinical practice. Research will therfore be conducted focussing on maintenance, sterilisation and training in this context. 

Home
People
Research
Projects
Publications
MISIT lab
Media
Education
Assignments
Photo album
DMD Europe
2018 misit.nl