UWIPOM2 Consortium together with participant experts neurosurgeon Dr. Luis Ley Urzáiz and cardiologist Dr. José A. García Lledó during the kick-off meeting (Oct. 2019).
The FET-OPEN project "UWIPOM2" will seek to develop micro-robotic mechanisms for minimally invasive micro-surgery techniques and in-vivo health treatments. The project, coordinated by Universidad de Alcalá, counts with IMDEA Nanociencia as partner.
UWIPOM2 is a H2020-FET-Open project aiming to develop the first micrometric-size Ultra-Efficient Wireless POwered Micro-robotic joint (UWIPOM2), enabling the creation of micro-robotic complex mechanisms for minimally invasive micro-surgery techniques and in-vivo health treatments. The scientific-technological aim is to create the first building block able to power future healthcare micro-robots. Test in in-vivo like environment will be done to demonstrate its feasibility.
The multidisciplinary Consortium of UWIPOM2 counts on experts from the institutions Universidad de Alcalá (coordinador: Dr. E. Díez), IMDEA Nanociencia (PI: Dr. A. Bollero), Warsaw University of Technology (PI: Prof. Z. Kusznierewicz) , Advanced Hall Sensors Ltd (PI: Prof. M. Missous) and Boston Scientific (PI: Dr. A. Flanagan). Neurosurgeon Dr. Luis Ley Urzáiz and cardiologist Dr. José A. García Lledó are amongst the expert participants.
UWIPOM2 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857654.