Mechatronic implementation in minimally invasive surgical instruments

George Dikaiakos, Antonia Tzemanaki, Anthony G Pipe, Sanja Dogramadzi

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Abstract

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has proven to be beneficial in providing outstanding results for the patients. However, studies have shown that the surgeon faces significant challenges whilst performing this type of surgery, ranging from poorly designed instrument handles, to potential harm to the surgeon due to awkward postures. Deriving from the crucial need to develop surgical instruments that fully address the needs of the surgeons while applying MIS techniques, a more ergonomic surgical instrument that implements mechatronic characteristics is hereby proposed. This concept instrument is aiming at minimizing post-operation injuries of surgeons and maximizing their kinetic abilities during surgical procedures, whilst also improving speed and accuracy in the performed task.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th IEEE RAS EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages357-362
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-3128-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-3126-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2014
Event5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics - Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 12 Aug 201415 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
CountryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period12/08/1415/08/14

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