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Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
 

Summary: Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences &
Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
IDETC/CIE 2009
August 30 - September 2, 2009, San Diego, California, USA
DETC2009-87824
FLEXDEXTM
: A MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL TOOL WITH ENHANCED
DEXTERITY AND INTUITIVE ACTUATION
Shorya Awtar*
, Tristan T. Trutna, Rosa Abani, Jens M. Nielsen, and Andrew B. Mansfield
Precision Systems Design Laboratory
Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor MI 48109
ABSTRACT
This paper presents the design and fabrication of a novel
minimally invasive surgical (MIS) tool FlexDexTM
that
provides enhanced dexterity, intuitive actuation, and natural
force feedback in a cost-effective compact package. These
attributes are accomplished by means of a fundamentally new

  

Source: Awtar, Shorya - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

 

Collections: Engineering