Development of Femoral Bone Fracture Model Simulating Muscular Contraction Force by Pneumatic Rubber Actuator

Sen, Shin ;   Ando, Takehiro ;   Kobayashi, Etsuko ;   Miyamoto, Hideaki ;   Ohashi, Satoru ;   Tanaka, Sakae ;   Joung, Sanghyun ;   Park, Ilhyung ;   Sakuma, Ichiro

Tags Computer-assisted surgeryModeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanics

In femoral fracture reduction, orthopedic surgeons must pull distal bone fragments with great traction force and return them to their...

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Effects of Tools Inserted through Snake-Like Surgical Manipualtors

Murphy, Ryan J. ;   Otake, Yoshito ;   Wolfe, Kevin C. ;   Taylor, Russell H. ;   Armand, Mehran

Tags Surgical roboticsComputer-assisted surgery

Snake-like manipulators with a large, open lumen can offer improved treatment alternatives for minimally- and less-invasive surgeries. In these...

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Hand-Held Multi-DOF Robotic Forceps for Neurosurgery Designed for Dexterous Manipulation in Deep and Narrow Space

Okubo, Takuro ;   Harada, Kanako ;   Fujii, Masahiro ;   Tanaka, Shinichi ;   Ishimaru, Tetsuya ;   Iwanaka, Tadashi ;   Nakatomi, Hirofumi ;   Sora, Shigeo ;   Morita, Akio ;   Sugita, Naohiko ;   Mitsuishi, Mamoru

Tags Surgical roboticsComputer-assisted surgery

Neurosurgical procedures require precise and dexterous manipulation of a surgical suture in narrow and deep spaces in the brain. This is...

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Human Eye Phantom for Developing Computer and Robot-Assisted Epiretinal Membrane Peeling

Gupta, Amrita ;   Gonenc, Berk ;   Balicki, Marcin ;   Olds, Kevin ;   Handa, James T ;   Gehlbach, Peter ;   Taylor, Russell H. ;   Iordachita, Iulian

Tags New technologies and methodologies in medical robotics and biomechanicsComputer-assisted surgeryMotion cancellation in surgical robotics

A number of technologies are being developed to facilitate key intraoperative actions in vitreoretinal microsurgery. There is a need for...

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Toward Robotically Assisted Membrane Peeling with 3-DOF Distal Force Sensing in Retinal Microsurgery

He, Xingchi ;   Gehlbach, Peter ;   Handa, James T ;   Taylor, Russell H. ;   Iordachita, Iulian

Tags Computer-assisted surgerySurgical robotics

Retinal microsurgery requires steady and precise manipulation of delicate eye tissues in a very small space. Physiological hand tremor and lack...

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Towards Accurate Robot-Assisted Neuroendoscopy Using an Ergonomic Handling Interface and a Lightweight Robot

Kang, Byungjeon ;   Castelli, Virginia ;   Diversi, Costanza ;   Niccolini, Marta ;   Mazzolai, Barbara ;   Mussa, Federico ;   Sinibaldi, Edoardo

Tags Computer-assisted surgerySurgical robotics

We considered a robot-assisted neuroendoscopy, and we developed a handling interface for linking a clinically-used endoscope to a lightweight...

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