Assistive Devices and Medical RoboticsThis theme concerns with design and development of special purpose mechanisms and devices which can assist the surgeons in performing various operations. One example that is being address is the design and development of passive/active mechanisms which can be used in laparoscopic operations. These ranges from passive stand for holding various laparoscopic tools and Image Guided Surgery to a design of a haptic interface with added dexterity.
In addition, under this theme, various design concepts are being constantly explored for helping the physically challenged and elderly population for better manipulation of their environment.
Some of the recent publications related to this theme are:
A Robotics Case Study: Optimal Design for Laparoscopic Positioning Stands,
Issues and Design Concepts in Endoscopic Extenders,
Synthesis and Workspace Study of Endoscopic Extenders with Flexible Stems,
A Study of Active Shifting of Human Driver for Improving Wheelchair
Task and Motion Analysis in Endoscopic Surgery,
Force Propagation Models in Laparoscopic Extenders and Trainers,
Toward Evaluation of Shape Memory Alloy Actuators for Endosurgery,
Toward Approximate Models of Coulomb Frictional Moments in:
(I) Revolute Pin Joints and (II) Spherical-Socket Ball Joint,
Design and Development of Actuating System for Diagnostics Application in
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS),
On Defining Metrics for Assessing Laparoscopic Surgical Skills in a
Virtual Training Environment,
Application of Visual Tracking for Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
Fuzzy Classification: Toward Evaluating Performance on a Surgical Simulator
Please also see the endoSCOPE page.
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