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2019
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4 DOFs hollow soft pneumatic actuator – HOSE

Manfredi, L., Putzu, F., Guler, S., Huan, Y. & Cuschieri, A., 28 Jan 2019, In : Materials Research Express. 6, 4, 045703.

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Pneumatic actuators
Actuators
Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
Rubber
Torque
55 Downloads (Pure)

A Soft Pneumatic Inchworm Double balloon (SPID) for colonoscopy

Manfredi, L., Capoccia, E., Ciuti, G. & Cuschieri, A., 31 Jul 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, p. 1-9 9 p., 11109.

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Balloons
Pneumatics
Robots
Pneumatic actuators
Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
90 Downloads (Pure)

A Wireless Compact Control Unit (WiCCU) for Untethered Pneumatic Soft Robots

Manfredi, L. & Cuschieri, A., 27 May 2019, 2019 2nd IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft). IEEE, p. 31-36 6 p. 8722788. (RoboSoft 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics).

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Pneumatics
Robots
Pressure sensors
Pneumatic control
Pneumatic actuators

Should we use virtual simulators for surgical resident selection?

Morelli, L., Di Franco, G., Moglia, A. & Cuschieri, A., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Robotic Surgery. 13, 4, p. 605-606 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

64 Downloads (Pure)
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Clinical Decision Support Systems
Terminal Care
Opioid Analgesics
Prescriptions
Health
2018

A 3 DOFs Mini Variable Stiffness Soft Pneumatic Actuator

Manfredi, L., Yue, L. & Cuschieri, A., 25 Jun 2018, Proceedings of ACTUATOR 2018: 16th International Conference on New Actuators. 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pneumatic actuators
Actuators
Stiffness
Robots
Sensory feedback
2 Citations (Scopus)

A 4 DOFs variable stiffness soft module

Manfredi, L., Yue, L., Zhang, J. & Cuschieri, A., 5 Jul 2018, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics, RoboSoft 2018. IEEE, p. 94-99 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Stiffness
Robot
Degree of freedom
Robots
Tendons
2 Citations (Scopus)
91 Downloads (Pure)

A prospective, single-arm study on the use of the da Vinci® Table Motion with the Trumpf TS7000dV operating table

Morelli, L., Palmeri, M., Simoncini, T., Cela, V., Perutelli, A., Selli, C., Buccianti, P., Francesca, F., Cecchi, M., Zirafa, C., Bastiani, L., Cuschieri, A. & Melfi, F., Oct 2018, In : Surgical Endoscopy. 32, 10, p. 4165-4172 8 p.

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Operating Tables
Hemodynamics
Moving and Lifting Patients
Safety
Urology
1 Citation (Scopus)
95 Downloads (Pure)

Design of a 2 DOFs Mini Hollow Joint Actuated with SMA Wires

Manfredi, L. & Cuschieri, A., 17 Oct 2018, In : Materials. 11, 10, p. 1-13 13 p., 2014.

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Shape memory effect
Wire
Intelligent materials
Energy efficiency
Robotics
3 Citations (Scopus)

Distribution of innate psychomotor skills recognized as important for surgical specialization in unconditioned medical undergraduates

Moglia, A., Morelli, L., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F. & Cuschieri, A., Oct 2018, In : Surgical Endoscopy. 32, 10, p. 4087-4095 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Students
Students
Volunteers
Medicine
Exercise
83 Downloads (Pure)

Holographic Optical Tweezers at the Tip of a Needle

Leite, I. T., Turtaev, S., Jiang, X., Siler, M., Cuschieri, A., Russell, P. S. J. & Cizmar, T., 5 Sep 2018, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series, SUM 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 133-134 2 p. 8456739

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Optical tweezers
needles
Needles
positioning
Multimode fibers
1 Citation (Scopus)
55 Downloads (Pure)

Nano-topography: Quicksand for cell cycle progression?

Giannini, M., Primerano, C., Berger, L., Giannaccini, M., Wang, Z., Landi, E., Cuschieri, A., Dente, L., Signore, G. & Raffa, V., Nov 2018, In : Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. 14, 8, p. 2656-2665 10 p.

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Topography
Stress Fibers
Cell Cycle
Cells
Nanotubes
95 Downloads (Pure)

Pancreatoduodenectomy without vascular resection in patients with primary resectable adenocarcinoma and unilateral venous contact: A matched case study

Morelli, L., Berchiolli, R., Guadagni, S., Palmeri, M., Furbetta, N., Gianardi, D., Bianchini, M., Funel, N., Caprili, G., Pollina, L. E., Di Candio, G., Mosca, F., Di Franco, G. & Cuschieri, A., 25 Nov 2018, In : Gastroenterology Research and Practice. 2018, p. 1-9 9 p., 1081494.

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Pancreaticoduodenectomy
Blood Vessels
Adenocarcinoma
Survival
Pancreatectomy
1 Citation (Scopus)
159 Downloads (Pure)

Performances on simulator and da Vinci robot on subjects with and without surgical background

Moglia, A., Ferrari, V., Melfi, F., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F., Cuschieri, A. & Morelli, L., 2018, In : Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies. 27, 6, p. 309-314 6 p.

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Robotics
Laparoscopy
Exercise
Medical Students
Sutures
1 Citation (Scopus)
119 Downloads (Pure)

Piconewton Mechanical Forces Promote Neurite Growth

Raffa, V., Falcone, F., De Vincentiis, S., Falconieri, A., Calatayud, M. P., Goya, G. F. & Cuschieri, A., 20 Nov 2018, In : Biophysical Journal. 115, 10, p. 2026-2033 8 p.

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Neurites
Growth
PC12 Cells
Growth Cones
Axons
21 Citations (Scopus)

Robot-assisted total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: case-matched comparison of short-term surgical and functional outcomes between the da Vinci Xi and Si

Morelli, L., Di Franco, G., Guadagni, S., Rossi, L., Palmeri, M., Furbetta, N., Gianardi, D., Bianchini, M., Caprili, G., D'Isidoro, C., Mosca, F., Moglia, A. & Cuschieri, A., Feb 2018, In : Surgical Endoscopy. 32, 2, p. 589-600 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Robotics
Rectal Neoplasms
Operative Time
Length of Stay
Quality of Life
1 Citation (Scopus)
97 Downloads (Pure)

Robotic-assisted versus open left pancreatectomy for cystic tumours: A single-centre experience

Morelli, L., Di Franco, G., Guadagni, S., Palmeri, M., Furbetta, N., Funel, N., Gianardi, D., De Palma, A., Pollina, L., Moglia, A., Pietrabissa, A., Di Candio, G., Mosca, F. & Cuschieri, A., 3 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Minimal Access Surgery. 5 p.

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Pancreatectomy
Robotics
Neoplasms
Length of Stay
Spleen
2 Citations (Scopus)

Robotic Colorectal Resection With and Without the Use of the New Da Vinci Table Motion: A Case-Matched Study

Palmeri, M., Gianardi, D., Guadagni, S., Di Franco, G., Bastiani, L., Furbetta, N., Simoncini, T., Zirafa, C., Melfi, F., Buccianti, P., Moglia, A., Cuschieri, A., Mosca, F. & Morelli, L., 1 Jun 2018, In : Surgical Innovation. 25, 3, p. 251-257 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Robotics
Colorectal Surgery
Colorectal Neoplasms
Conversion to Open Surgery
Equipment and Supplies
12 Citations (Scopus)
56 Downloads (Pure)

Structured cost analysis of robotic TME resection for rectal cancer: a comparison between the da Vinci Si and Xi in a single surgeon's experience

Morelli, L., Di Franco, G., Lorenzoni, V., Guadagni, S., Palmeri, M., Furbetta, N., Gianardi, D., Bianchini, M., Caprili, G., Mosca, F., Turchetti, G. & Cuschieri, A., 24 Sep 2018, In : Surgical Endoscopy. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Robotics
Rectal Neoplasms
Costs and Cost Analysis
Surgeons
Retrospective Studies
31 Citations (Scopus)
141 Downloads (Pure)

Three-dimensional holographic optical manipulation through a high-numerical-aperture soft-glass multimode fibre

Leite, I. T., Turtaev, S., Jiang, X., Šiler, M., Cuschieri, A., Russell, P. S. J. & Čižmár, T., Jan 2018, In : Nature Photonics. 12, p. 33-39 7 p.

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Optical tweezers
Multimode fibers
numerical aperture
Glass fibers
manipulators
2017

A modified frequency slice wavelet transform for physiological signal time-frequency analysis

Luo, K., Du, K., Cai, Z., Li, J., Wang, Z. & Cuschieri, A., 29 Dec 2017, Proceedings - 2017 Chinese Automation Congress, CAC 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Vol. 2017-January. p. 3441-3444 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Time-frequency Analysis
Signal Analysis
Slice
Wavelet transforms
Probability density function
4 Citations (Scopus)
169 Downloads (Pure)
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Ablation
Tumors
Electrodes
Tissue
Heat sinks
8 Citations (Scopus)
115 Downloads (Pure)

Comparative health technology assessment of robotic-assisted, direct manual laparoscopic and open surgery: a prospective study

Turchetti, G., Pierotti, F., Palla, I., Manetti, S., Freschi, C., Ferrari, V. & Cuschieri, A., Feb 2017, In : Surgical Endoscopy. 31, 2, p. 543-551 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Biomedical Technology Assessment
Robotics
Laparoscopy
Prospective Studies
Costs and Cost Analysis
32 Citations (Scopus)
181 Downloads (Pure)

In Vivo Recognition of Human Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor by Molecularly Imprinted Polymers

Cecchini, A., Raffa, V., Canfarotta, F., Signore, G., Piletsky, S., MacDonald, M. & Cuschieri, A., 12 Apr 2017, In : Nano Letters. 17, 4, p. 2307-2312 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

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antibodies
Antibodies
Polymers
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
polymers
9 Citations (Scopus)
124 Downloads (Pure)

Low power consumption mini rotary actuator with SMA wires

Manfredi, L., Huan, Y. & Cuschieri, A., 29 Sep 2017, In : Smart Materials and Structures. 26, 11, p. 1-13 13 p., 11503.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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shape memory alloys
Shape memory effect
Electric power utilization
Actuators
actuators
29 Citations (Scopus)
170 Downloads (Pure)

Patient-Specific Deep Architectural Model for ECG Classification

Luo, K., Li, J., Wang, Z. & Cuschieri, A., 7 May 2017, In : Journal of Healthcare Engineering. 2017, p. 1-13 13 p., 4108720.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Cardiac Arrhythmias
Classifiers
Wavelet Analysis
Neural Networks (Computer)
Learning
3 Citations (Scopus)
118 Downloads (Pure)

Predicting burst pressure of radiofrequency-induced colorectal anastomosis by bio-impedance measurement

Zhao, L., Zhou, Y., Song, C., Wang, Z. & Cuschieri, A., 8 Feb 2017, In : Physiological Measurement. 38, 3, p. 489-500 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Electric Impedance
Pressure
Tensile Strength
Tensile strength
Tissue
8 Citations (Scopus)
206 Downloads (Pure)

Towards Scalable Strain Gauge-Based Joint Torque Sensors

Khan, H., D'Imperio, M., Cannella, F., Caldwell, D. G., Cuschieri, A. & Semini, C., 18 Aug 2017, In : Sensors. 17, 8, p. 1-17 17 p., 1905.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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strain gages
Torque
Strain gages
torque
Joints
2016
171 Downloads (Pure)

A hydraulically driven colonoscope

Coleman, S. A., Tapia Siles, S. C., Pakleppa, M., Vorstius, J. B., Keatch, R. P., Tang, B. & Cuschieri, A., Oct 2016, In : Surgical Endoscopy. 30, 10, p. 4515-4524 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Colonoscopes
Colon
Pressure
Mesentery
Feasibility Studies

A hydraulically driven endoscope

Coleman, S., Tapia Siles, S. C., Pakleppa, M., Vorstius, J., Keatch, R., Tang, B. & Cuschieri, A., Jun 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Analysis of performance and energy efficiency of thin shape memory alloy wire-based actuators

Khan, M. A. H., Manfredi, L., Velsink, F., Huan, Y. & Cuschieri, A., 13 Jun 2016, Proceedings Actuator 2016. Borgmann, H. (ed.). Germany: Messe Bremen-HVG Hanseatische Veransaltungs-GMBH, p. 321-324 4 p. C 2.4

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Shape memory effect
Energy efficiency
Actuators
Wire
Intelligent materials
101 Citations (Scopus)

A systematic review of virtual reality simulators for robot-assisted surgery

Moglia, A., Ferrari, V., Morelli, L., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F. & Cuschieri, A., 1 Jun 2016, In : European Urology. 69, 6, p. 1065-1080 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Robotics
Randomized Controlled Trials
Nephrectomy
Publications
Consensus
133 Downloads (Pure)

A variable impedance actuator using shape memory alloy

Manfredi, L., Velsink, F., Khan, M. A. H. & Cuschieri, A., 13 Jun 2016, Proceedings Actuator 2016. Borgmann, H. (ed.). Germany: Messe Bremen-HVG Hanseatische Veransaltungs-GMBH, p. 167-170 4 p. B 1.2

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Shape memory effect
Actuators
Wire
Pulleys
Robotics
3 Citations (Scopus)

Current state of micro-robots/devices as substitutes for screening colonoscopy: assessment based on technology readiness levels

Tapia-Siles, S. C., Coleman, S. & Cuschieri, A., Feb 2016, In : Surgical Endoscopy. 30, 2, p. 404-413 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colonoscopy
Technology
Equipment and Supplies
United States Department of Defense
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of videogames and musical instruments on performances at a simulator for robotic surgery

Moglia, A., Perrone, V., Ferrari, V., Morelli, L., Boggi, U., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F. & Cuschieri, A., 2016, In : Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies. 26, 3, p. 129-134 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Robotics
Medical Students
Exercise
Students

Liver retraction system by C3-muco-adhesive polymer films for laparoscopic surgery

Aldeghaither, S., Tang, B., Alijani, A., McLean, D., Wright, E., Wang, Z., Tait, I. & Cuschieri, A., Jul 2016, In : Surgical Endoscopy. 30, 7, p. 2834-2839 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adhesives
Laparoscopy
Polymers
Liver
Urinary Bladder
2 Citations (Scopus)
158 Downloads (Pure)

Novel endoscopic multi-firing-clip applicator for endoscopic closure of large colonic perforations

Ge, S., Song, C., Yan, S., Ai, L., Xu, J., Li, M., Hu, B. & Cuschieri, A., 2016, In : Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies. 25, 4, p. 188-195 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Surgical Instruments
Finite Element Analysis
Lacerations
Pressure
Swine
2015

Complaint actuator

Manfredi, L. & Cuschieri, A., 2015, Patent No. PCT/GB2015/051191, Priority date 9 Apr 2014

Research output: Patent

Actuators
Endoscopy
Shape memory effect
Wire
Robots
1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluation of in-situ magnetic signals from iron oxide nanoparticle-labeled PC12 cells by atomic force microscopy

Wang, L., Min, Y., Wang, Z., Riggio, C., Calatayud, M. P., Pinkernelle, J., Raffa, V., Goya, G. F. ., Keilhoff, G. & Cuschieri, A., Mar 2015, In : Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. 11, 3, p. 457-468 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atomic Force Microscopy
PC12 Cells
Iron oxides
Nanoparticles
Atomic force microscopy
3 Citations (Scopus)

Novel concave-convex electrode for colonic anastomoses by radiofrequency thermo-fusion

Zhao, L., Song, C., Wang, Z., Zhou, Y., Li, X., Zhu, W. & Cuschieri, A., Jul 2015, In : Surgical Endoscopy. 29, 7, p. 1809-1816 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electrodes
Pressure
Serous Membrane
Thermal Diffusion
Swine
9 Citations (Scopus)
139 Downloads (Pure)

Tumour cell membrane poration and ablation by pulsed low-intensity electric field with carbon nanotubes

Wang, L., Liu, D., Zhou, R., Wang, Z. & Cuschieri, A., Apr 2015, In : International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 16, 4, p. 6890-6901 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Carbon Nanotubes
Cell membranes
Ablation
ablation
Tumors
2014
5 Citations (Scopus)

Biomechanics-machine learning system for surgical gesture analysis and development of technologies for minimal access surgery

Cavallo, F., Sinigaglia, S., Megali, G., Pietrabissa, A., Dario, P., Mosca, F. & Cuschieri, A., 1 Oct 2014, In : Surgical Innovation. 21, 5, p. 504-512 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestures
Biomechanical Phenomena
Technology
Human Engineering
Surgical Specialties
1 Citation (Scopus)

Disorders of the liver

Polignano, F. M., Dillon, J. F., Zealley, I. A., Quyn, A. J., Smith, A. & Cuschieri, S. A., 28 Nov 2014, Essential Surgical Practice: Higher Surgical Training in General Surgery. Cuschieri, A. & Hanna, G. (eds.). 5 ed. London: CRC Press, p. 616-670 55 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Round Ligaments
Liver
Veins
Portal System
Yolk Sac
19 Citations (Scopus)

Distribution of innate ability for surgery amongst medical students assessed by an advanced virtual reality surgical simulator

Moglia, A., Ferrari, V., Morelli, L., Melfi, F., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F. & Cuschieri, A., Jun 2014, In : Surgical Endoscopy. 28, 6, p. 1830-1837 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Students
Students
Video Games
Exercise
Control Groups
3 Citations (Scopus)

Electrical conductivity measurement in Thiel-embalmed tissue model: relevance to radiofrequency ablation

Wang, Z., Luo, H., Nick, M., Gueorguieva, M., Andre, P., Baker, R. T., McLean, D., Brown, S. & Cuschieri, A., 31 Jul 2014, In : Electronics Letters. 50, 16, p. 1125-1127 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ablation
Liver
Tissue
Tumors
Electrosurgery
6 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of fenestrations and surface profiling on the holding of tissue by parallel occlusion laparoscopic graspers

Brown, A. W., Brown, S. I., McLean, D., Wang, Z. & Cuschieri, A., Apr 2014, In : Surgical Endoscopy. 28, 4, p. 1277-1283 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jaw
Laparoscopy
Tooth
Pressure
Wounds and Injuries
8 Citations (Scopus)

Information-enhanced sparse binary matrix in compressed sensing for ECG

Luo, K., Wang, Z., Li, J., Yanakieva, R. & Cuschieri, A., 2014, In : Electronics Letters. 50, 18, p. 1271-1273 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compressed sensing
Electrocardiography
Entropy
Recovery
4 Citations (Scopus)

Intraluminal magnetisation of bowel by ferromagnetic particles for retraction and manipulation by magnetic probes

Wang, Z., Andre, P., McLean, D., Brown, S. I., Florence, G. J. & Cuschieri, A., Nov 2014, In : Medical Engineering & Physics. 36, 11, p. 1521-1525 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magnetic fluids
Stainless Steel
Nanoparticles
Magnetization
Iron oxides