Towards an anthropomorphic design of minimally invasive instrumentation for soft tissue robotic surgery

Antonia Tzemanaki, Sanja Dogramadzi, Tony Pipe, Chris Melhuish

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Abstract

Minimally invasive procedures, such as laparoscopy, have significantly decreased blood loss, postoperative morbidity and length of hospital stay. Robot-assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) has offered refined accuracy and more ergonomic instruments for surgeons, further minimizing trauma to the patient. On the other hand, training surgeons in MIS procedures is becoming increasingly long and arduous. In this paper, we outline the rationale of a novel design of instruments for robotic surgery with increased dexterity that will provide more natural manipulation of soft tissues. The proposed system will not only reduce the training time for surgeons but also improve the ergonomics of the procedure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems
Pages455-456
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

Name Lecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume7429

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