Development of a Tele-Surgical Training Robot and Simulator

In recent years surgical methods have shifted from open surgery to keyhole surgery also known as Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS).

Funding: PKR 40 million by National ICT R&D Fund, Ministry of IT&T, Govt. of Pakistan

Duration: 3 Years (April 15th 2011 – April 14th 2014)

Awards: 1st runner up at TIE Business Plan Competition, Silver Medal at SurgCon 2012

Team:

NUST Faculty:

  • Dr Osman Hasan (PI)
  • Dr Sohail Iqbal (Surgical Robotics Expert)
  • Dr Muddassir Malik (Graphics Expert)
  • Shamyl Bin Mansoor (Simulator Development Consultant)

Holy Family Hospital:

  • Dr Asif Zafar M.D. (Co-PI)
  • Dr Naeem Zia
  • Dr Qasim Ali
  • Dr Faisal Murad
  • Dr Muhammad Shahzad

Professionals

  • Syed Yasir Hasan (Project Coordinator)
  • Zohaib Amjad (Team Lead Software Team)
  • Asad Hameed (Team Lead Mechatronics Team)
  • Bushra Saadia (Software Team), MS-IT Student (SEECS, NUST)
  • Maryam Shakoor (Software Team)
  • Nabeel Kamal (Mechanical Team)
  • Saad Hameed (Mechanical Team) MS Student (SEECS)

Students:

  • Waqar Aqeel Aziz (UG Student, SEECS)
  • Muhammad Rizwan (UG Student, SEECS)
  • Usman Shahbaz (UG Student, SEECS)
  • Waleed Khan (UG Student, SEECS)
  • Progress Reports:

     

Quarter Submission Date Milestone Status
  April 30, 2011 Project Commencement Report Submitted
1 July 15, 2011 Team Mobilization Submitted
2 October 15, 2011 Literature Survey Submitted
3 January 15, 2012 Analysis Complete Submitted
4 April 15, 2012 Design Stage Complete Submitted
5 July 15, 2012 Prototype Development (1st Stage) Submitted
6 October 15, 2012 Prototype Development (2nd Stage) Submitted
7 January 15, 2013 Modular Development complete (3rd Stage) Submitted
8 April 15, 2013 Completion of Modular Integration Submitted
9 July 15, 2013 System Integration Complete Submitted
10 October 15, 2013 Integration Testing Complete Submitted
11 January 15, 2014 Network Testing Complete Submitted
12 April 15, 2014 Deployment and Documentation Release Submitted

 


 

Financial Reports:

Quarter Due Date Financial Report Status
1 July 31, 2011 Quarterly Financial Report Submitted
2 October 31, 2011 Quarterly Financial Report Submitted
3 January 31, 2012 Quarterly Financial Report Submitted
4 April 30, 2012 Yearly Audited Financial Report Submitted
5 July 31, 2012 Quarterly Financial Report Submitted
6 October 31, 2012 Quarterly Financial Report Submitted
7 January 31, 2013 Quarterly Financial Report Submitted
8 April 30, 2013 Yearly Audited Financial Report Submitted
9 July 31, 2013 Quarterly Financial Report Submitted
10 October 31, 2013 Quarterly Financial Report Submitted
11 January 31, 2014 Quarterly Financial Report Submitted
12 April 15, 2014 Yearly Audited Financial Report In Progress