A fundamental challenge of healthcare is to meet the increasing demand for quality of care while minimizing the cost. We aim to make meaningful contributions to solve the challenge by creating innovative, minimally-invasive imaging and image-guided robotics technologies collaborating with leading research hospitals and other stake holders. In this lecture, we present technologies under development such as ultra-miniature endoscope, image-guided needle robot, and scanning-laser ophthalmoscope, and discuss how we can potentially address unmet clinical needs.
Dr. Tokuyuki (Toku) Honda is a Senior Fellow in Canon U.S.A., Inc., and has been the head of Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory in Cambridge, MA, since its creation in 2013. The mission of the laboratory is to grow the seeds of new medical business collaborating with research hospitals in Boston. Dr. Honda received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from University of Tokyo, and worked in 1996-1998 as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of Professor Lambertus Hesselink at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University.