Nov. 19, 2020—Modernized endoscopic system blends robotics and magnetic coupling to improve medical procedures, starting with colonoscopies.
Jun. 2, 2016—High school students performing advanced research at Vanderbilt have the opportunity to share their findings with the scientific community through a journal of their own.
Nov. 5, 2015—Researchers around the globe who want to customize medical capsule robots won’t have to start from scratch – a team from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering did the preliminary work for them and is ready to share.
Mar. 12, 2015—In the latest QuickVU: See the imaging breakthrough that could transform cancer treatment; find out which snack could save your heart; and learn how magnets could make recovery from surgery easier and faster. Watch now!
Mar. 2, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt engineers is using magnetic force to design new and improved instruments for minimally invasive surgery.
Jan. 13, 2015—Pietro Valdastri, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, and postdoctoral scholar Ekawahyu Susilo will begin Valdastri’s second run as principal investigator in the NSF I-Corps program as they explore the commercial potential of modular open-source architecture for building capsule robots.
Nov. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt computer scientists have been awarded the Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems' Test of Time Award, given to papers making long-lasting academic and practical impacts that were published at least 10 years ago.
Sep. 23, 2014—Mechanical engineering professor Pietro Valdastri and colleagues will continue to develop a capsule endoscope for colonoscopy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease with the support of a 4-year, $1.5 million NIH grant.
Jun. 12, 2014—Two Vanderbilt engineers participated in the SmartAmerica Challenge EXPO in Washington D.C.
Feb. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt has received a competitive award to establish a new outreach program training its students to become ambassadors in engineering education for area middle- and high-school students.
Oct. 15, 2013—A team of engineers and doctors have developed a new wireless capsule that can give surgeons back their sense of touch when performing minimally invasive surgery.
Oct. 9, 2013—Byron Smith was eager to increase the number of people who get screened for colorectal cancer each year. His dedication has led to a new venture – EndoInSight – and a National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program grant to commercialize a tool for an almost painless colonoscopy.