Mechatronic implementation in minimally invasive surgical instruments

Dikaiakos, G., Tzemanaki, A., Pipe, A. G. and Dogramadzi, S. (2014) Mechatronic implementation in minimally invasive surgical instruments. In: 2014 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12-15 August 2014. Sao Paulo, Brazil: IEEE, pp. 357-362 Available from:

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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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:mechatronic, minimally invasive surgery
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
ID Code:23587
Deposited By: Dr A. Tzemanaki
Deposited On:15 Sep 2014 13:17
Last Modified:13 May 2016 02:16

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