The Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD candidate, Martina Finocchiaro, received the Best Poster Award at the 14th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics held June 26-29, 2022 at the Royal Geographical Society. The poster she presented was titled “Human Machine Interfaces for robot-assisted colonoscopy: a clinical survey” and is part of a collaborative work between UPC and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa.

The annual symposium is the highlight event of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, at Imperial College London. It provides a forum for international surgeons and engineers to network and share the latest developments in medical robotics, attracting world-leading scientists, engineers and clinical practitioners from a wide range of disciplines associated with medical robotics and surgery.

The Hamlyn Centre was established for developing safe, effective and accessible technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare for both developing and developed countries. The Centre focuses on technological innovation with a strong emphasis on clinical translation, resulting in direct patient benefits with global impacts. Hamlyn is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environmental, social and economic changes. The Centre is one of the several research centres that make up the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI).