Development of forceps with multi-DOE for minimally invasive surgery

Takashi Suzuki, Kazuo Nakazawa, Yasuhide Morikawa, Masaki Kitajima

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A laparoscopic surgery is performed through the incisions of 5 to 10 mm. Unlike an open surgery, which cut off big part of patient's body, laparoscopic surgery requires only small incisions. Therefore time and cost of post-operative care is dramatically reduced. There are down side of laparoscopic surgery also. Surgeon has to perform surgery with less dexterity and perception. The aim of this paper is to propose the mechanism of the forceps with additional freedoms at the tip of the forceps. Unlike the actual forceps, proposed forceps realizes freedom inside the body without using an actuator. This actuator free forcep is simple and easy compared to actuator driven forceps. With the proposed forceps, immediate action following an accident is possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1915-1920
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun


  • Forceps
  • Link Mechanism
  • Master Slave
  • Medical Robotics
  • Tactile Sensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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