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μAngelo: A novel minimally invasive surgical system based on an anthropomorphic design

Tzemanaki, Antonia; Burton, Thomas M. W.; Gillat, David; Melhuish, Chris; Persad, Raj; Pipe, Anthony G.; Dogramadzi, Sanja

Authors

Thomas M. W. Burton

David Gillat

Chris Melhuish Chris.Melhuish@uwe.ac.uk
Director of Research Institute/Professor

Raj Persad



Abstract

Abdominal surgery has seen a rapid transition from open procedures to Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (R-A MIS). The learning process for new surgeons is long compared to open surgery, and the desired dexterity cannot always be achieved using the current surgical instruments. Furthermore, the way that these instruments are controlled plays an important role in their effectiveness and the ergonomics of the procedure. This paper presents the μAngelo Surgical System for R-A abdominal MIS, based on an anthropomorphic design comprising two three-digit surgical instruments and a sensory hand exoskeleton. The operation of these subsystems and the efficacy of their corresponding performance are demonstrated.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Aug 12, 2014
Publication Date Aug 12, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 369-374
APA6 Citation Tzemanaki, A., Burton, T. M. W., Gillat, D., Melhuish, C., Persad, R., Pipe, A. G., & Dogramadzi, S. (2014, August). ╬╝Angelo: A novel minimally invasive surgical system based on an anthropomorphic design. Paper presented at 2014 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)
Keywords microangelo, anthropomorphic, minimally invasive surgery
Publisher URL http://vigir.missouri.edu/~gdesouza/Research/Conference_CDs/BioRob_2014/media/files/0042.pdf
Related Public URLs http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/servlet/opac?punumber=1002044
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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