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Mechatronic implementation in minimally invasive surgical instruments

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

Authors

George Dikaiakos



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.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Aug 12, 2014
Publication Date Aug 12, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 357-362
APA6 Citation Dikaiakos, G., Tzemanaki, A., Pipe, A. G., & Dogramadzi, S. (2014, August). Mechatronic implementation in minimally invasive surgical instruments. Paper presented at 2014 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)
Keywords mechatronic, minimally invasive surgery
Publisher URL http://vigir.missouri.edu/~gdesouza/Research/Conference_CDs/BioRob_2014/
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 2014 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)
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