Performance evaluation of thrust wires for application to endoscopic forceps

Keisuke Sugawara, Yusuke Suzuki, Daisuke Yashiro, Kouhei Ohnishi

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Abstract

In present surgical operation, minimally invasive surgery has been progressing by development of medical technology. In particular, the endoscope is often utilized for cancer detection, and examination and treatment of the cancer are performed. The endoscopy can perform examination by the photograph or the video image. However, it is difficult to detect cancer visually. The surgery relying on only vision information is asked for high surgical skill of the operator. Therefore, it is thought that haptic information is necessary as well as visual information to perform surgery more safely. Especially, a forceps model device measuring haptic information is necessary to perform complicated surgery. Flexible actuator is one of the actuators with very small friction, and it consists of a linear motor and a thrust wire. Friction of linear motor is very small, and the thrust wire can transmit force. Therefore, flexible actuator is suitable to develop the forceps model device measuring haptic information. In this research, the endoscopic forceps with flexible actuator is developed. And performance of thrust wire is evaluated considering the usage environment of endoscope.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ISIE 2011
Subtitle of host publication2011 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
Pages2201-2206
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 21
Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2011 - Gdansk, Poland
Duration: 2011 Jun 272011 Jun 30

Publication series

NameProceedings - ISIE 2011: 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2011
CountryPoland
CityGdansk
Period11/6/2711/6/30

Keywords

  • Endoscopic forceps
  • Flexible actuator
  • Motion control
  • Thrust wire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Sugawara, K., Suzuki, Y., Yashiro, D., & Ohnishi, K. (2011). Performance evaluation of thrust wires for application to endoscopic forceps. In Proceedings - ISIE 2011: 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (pp. 2201-2206). [5984502] (Proceedings - ISIE 2011: 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2011.5984502