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Development of a Remote Ultrasound Imaging System

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Reza Fotouhi, Rahim Oraji, Carlos Mondragon, Brennan Berryman

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Paper No. DETC2015-46826, pp. V003T14A008; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/DETC2015-46826
From:
  • ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 3: 17th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies; 12th International Conference on Design Education; 8th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA, August 2–5, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5710-6
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME

abstract

In this paper, concept of developing a haptic tele-robotic master-slave manipulators for ultrasound imaging examination, and some preliminary results will be presented. In a tele-ultrasound system the motion of a master manipulator (such as a haptic wand or a simple joystick) which carries a virtual probe is controlled by a medical expert and remotely reproduced at the patient site by a slave robot, carrying the ultrasound probe. In general a remote diagnostic system contains three divisions: expert station (or expert site), patient station (or patient site), and a communication network such as servers Wi-Fi or satellite network. The experiments demonstrate that the slave manipulator is capable of successfully following the motion of a master manipulator in a path following as well as for point-to-point motions.

Copyright © 2015 by ASME

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