Tim Fielding: Medical Robotics: Creating Future Opportunities

Topic: Medical Robotics: Creating Future Opportunities

T_FieldingTim’s current work is related to the application of information processing, sensing, and electro-mechanical technologies to the medical field. He helped develop an image guided robotic system with the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation to facilitate precision placement of surgical tools based on intraoperative medical imagery. Prior to this, Tim worked with the University of Calgary on Project neuroArm, an experimental MR compatible robotic system for neurosurgical applications.Join us for Techna Rounds as we welcome Tim Fielding, BA, MSc, to be our speaker for the month. Tim is a Product Development Manager at MDA Space Missions in Brampton, Ontario. He has over 15 years of experience working on complex, safety critical robotic systems for both the space and terrestrial markets.

Outside of the medical field, Tim has worked on development projects for Space based robotic systems. Projects have included robotic systems for the International Space Station, satellite servicing missions and an inspection system for the nuclear industry.

Tim has a Bachelor of Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Applied Science from the University of Toronto. He is an adjunct Professor at McMaster University and co-teaches a course on Space Systems Design at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

The field of medical robotics has generated a great deal of excitement and sparked the imagination of many in the field. To date, the application of robotics has had mixed results clinically and commercially. There is much that can be learned from these experiences to help guide the exploration of future applications. This talk will discuss the past, present, and potential future of this interesting field.

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