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The SAFROS project is a Seventh Framework Programme research project (FP7-ICT-2009.5.2).

Its goal is to address the development of technologies for patient safety in robotic surgery. Its aims are to define patient safety metrics for surgical procedures; to develop methods that abide by safety requirements; and to demonstrate that a properly controlled robotic suergery carried out in accordance to our safety criteria can improve the level of patient safety currently achievable by traditional surgery.

The SAFROS consortium is composed of:

  • hospitals with worldwide reputation to provide medical knowledge and to validate the approach;
  • European leading research groups in telerobotics and surgical robotics;
  • innovative companies to develop new technologies for surgical simulators;
  • the World Health Organization to offer global expertise in safety guidenlines for patient surgery;
  • renowed educational organizations to provide innovative surgeon training.

Please click here to see the Project’s webpage on the European Commission’s website.

The results are available on this page.

For the Hamlyn Workshop, click here: Hamlyn_Workshop_2013_program