Advanced Tools for Natural Orifice Surgery

Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery, although widely accepted among surgeons, has yet to be successfully implemented due to a lack of enabling tools and technology.  This project encourages collaboration to develop a suite of tools to enable NOTES.  These tools will provide intuitive, ergonomic, and information-rich user interaction, robotic control, multifunctionality, and dexterous motion in order to overcome all the major limitations currently shackling the progress of surgical intervention technology.