Electrical and Computer EngineeringWestern Engineering

Research

Dr. Patel is a founding member of CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics), a major research initiative of the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and the Lawson Health Research Institute (LHRI), established with funds of approximately $17 million acquired from federal and provincial funding agencies, industry and private donors. He is an investigator or principal investigator on several of CSTAR’s multidisciplinary projects:  Robotic/mechatronic technologies for minimally invasive surgery and therapy; technologies and techniques for surgical training and skills assessment; haptics and teleoperation; image-guided robot-assisted medical interventions. Dr. Patel’s most recent research work in medical robotics has focused on the application of haptics and teleoperation for stroke rehabilitation and treatment of neurological movement disorders. All of Dr. Patel’s research projects in medical robotics involve collaboration with clinicians at CSTAR or LHSC.

Ongoing Projects

The following is a list of Dr. Patel’s ongoing research projects:

Robotic/Mechatronic Technologies for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Therapy

Movement Disorders and Rehabilitation Engineering (2010 – present)

Student/Postdoctoral supervision

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Research Associate

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