Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS)
By combining the strength of engineering and clinical sciences at UCL, WEISS aims to ensure that innovative engineering solutions are reaching the clinic to benefit patients.
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Our Centre will create an intuitive and highly personalised surgical platform that enables more precise, less invasive procedures. Greater precision also means more patients will be viable for complicated but life-altering surgery and those treated will benefit from safer, more localised treatments and a shorter recovery time in hospital.
The research is being developed with a wide range of clinical applications in mind, including vascular, paediatric, ophthalmic, neurological and prostate surgical interventions. In particular, the Centre will advance engineering sciences in intraoperative imaging and sensing, data fusion and extraction, human-technology interfaces, tissue modelling, interventional instrumentation and surgical navigation.
State of the art research is the core of WEISS centre, which is managed in various research groups and research platforms.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest postgraduate course: MSc Medical Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.
Two-way dialogue with public and patient groups provides opportunities for mutual learning.
Our Centre colocates engineers, clinicians and computer scientists at Charles Bell House.
The NIHR Incubator for Advanced Surgical Technology has been created to develop a vibrant, multi-disciplinary, advanced surgical technologies research community.
WEISS encourages open research and science with the focus on reproducibility. This platform showcase WEISS produced open source datasets, publications and software tools.
Learn more about our quality management team and the resources they can offer to support commercialisation or the satisfaction of other regulatory requirements.
This is a resource to help improve the development of healthcare products by including human factors methods in-line with engineering processes.