CoDIR – Colonic disease investigation by robotic hydro-colonoscopy
- Start date: 1 January 2010
- End date: 1 January 2014
- Funder: EU ERC Advanced Grant scheme
- Primary investigator: Dr Ali Alazmani
- Co-investigators: Professor Anne Neville, Professor David Jayne, Dr Peter Culmer, Dr Jordan Boyle, Dr Joe Norton
We’re collaborating with IMSaT, Dundee on this large EU funded project to develop a mobile robotic system for next-generation hydro-colonoscopy.
The work is highly multidisciplinary and our team of PhD researchers have backgrounds in both engineering and surgery.
Our work centres on understanding the complex geometry and mechanical nature of the colonic system (through mechanical characterisation) and developing novel robotic solutions for locomotion through this challenging environment.