Operating on children is one of the most demanding disciplines in surgery. The huge variations in anatomy, size and physiology combine to create an obvious field for technological optimisation and innovation. Unfortunately the small market size of Childrens healthcare has often limited progress, requiring surgeons to adapt technology and equipment from the adult sphere. The aim of the paediatric surgical technology theme is to reverse this trend and to place paediatric surgery at the forefront of technological advancement.
Our flagship project is the creation of a “super surgeon program” using technology to enhance surgical abilities for the next century. This will build upon Alder Hey Innovation hub’s existing programs of advanced visualisation, sensor design and artificial intelligence creation.