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Smart Endoscopic Tool for the Measurement of Force and Softness of Grasped Object in Minimally Invasive Surgery

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M. Ramezanifard, S. Sokhanvar, W. Xie, M. Packirisamy, J. Dargahi

Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Paper No. BioMed2008-38092, pp. 25-26; 2 pages
  • ASME 2008 3rd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • ASME 2008 3rd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • Irvine, California, USA, June 18–20, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4833-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3823-4
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


One of the shortcomings of the current endoscopic graspers is the lack of tactile sensing. We are reporting the results of the first stage of a research project to rectify the tactile sensing in endoscopic tools. This paper introduces a smart endoscopic grasper equipped with sensors for measuring the applied force and the angle of the grasper tip. It is shown that using this method, the softness of the grasped object can be estimated. The next phase of this research would be devising an appropriate method to feedback the measured date.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME



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