Get the Flash Player to see this rotator.
 


search


Robotics     UMD

Search robotics news archives

Bookmark and Share

logo



ISR-affiliated Associate Professor Jaydev Desai (ME) has won a 2011 University of Maryland College Park-University of Maryland Baltimore Seed Grant for his research, "Accurate Robotic in-situ Diagnosis of Ablation Targets for Atrial Fibrillation."

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and has high patient morbidity and health care costs (relative risk of patient mortality is double in patients with AF). Each year, about 200,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with AF with a prevalence of several million in the U.S. alone. As the incidence of AF increases with age, the expected demographic shift predicts an even further increase of this clinical challenge in the decades ahead.

Prevention and treatment of AF requires anticoagulation therapy in many patients with the risk of intracranial hemorrhage and bleeding thiasesis. Suppression of AF with antiarrhythmic drugs is associated with proarrhythmic effects, which can present with life-threatening consequences.

The goal of this seed grant between the University of Maryland College Park and the University of Maryland Baltimore is to enable the physician to view micro-scale myocardial extensions into the pulmonary vein, with the aid of a robotic system that will enable good contact of the diagnostic robotic steerable cannula with the pulmonary vein. The researchers will gain insight into possible improvement in diagnosis, since there is currently no such system that will allow visualization at that scale for atrial fibrillation procedures.

Related Articles:
Greg Krummel wins Outstanding Research Award for Robo Crab
S.K. Gupta interviewed for robotics story in The Economist
UMD's Autonomous Vehicle Laboratory Featured in The Accelerator
Bergbreiter wins Clark School MRI award
Robo Raven highlighted in children's magazine
Bergbreiter one of '25 women in robotics you need to know about'
Exaggerated gait allows limbless R2G2 robot to move quickly in confined spaces, rough terrain
Bruck, Smela, Yu receive NSF grant for compliant multifunctional robotic structures
Galloway, Justh, Krishnaprasad publish chasing and flocking research in Proceedings of the Royal Society A
UAE students, Northrop Grumman engineers tour robotics laboratories

May 2, 2011


«Previous Story  

 

 

Current Headlines

University of Maryland Opens Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site in Southern Maryland

Bergbreiter to attend NAE U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Bruck Named SEM Fellow

Clark School Faculty Promotions Announced

Greg Krummel wins Outstanding Research Award for Robo Crab

UMD Alumni Hatch Sub-$300 Consumer 3D Printer, Raise $3.3 Million on Kickstarter

Three UMD Undergraduates Win Top Prize at LAHacks

Clark School Welcomes Corporate Partners for Summit

UMD Hosts Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

Bergbreiter's Robotics Research Featured in NSF's Science Nation

 
 
Back to top  
Clark School Home UMD Home ISR Home