In vivo robots for laparoscopic surgery

Mark E. Rentschler, Adnan Hadzialic, Jason Dumpert, Stephen R. Platt, Shane Farritor, Dmitry Oleynikov

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Laparoscopic techniques have allowed surgeons to perform operations through small incisions. However, the benefits of laparoscopy are still limited to less complex procedures because of losses in imaging and dexterity compared to conventional surgery. This project is developing miniature robots to be placed within the abdominal cavity to assist the surgeon. These remotely controlled in vivo robots provide the surgeon with an enhanced field of view from arbitrary angles as well as provide dexterous manipulators not constrained by small incisions in the abdominal wall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 12 - Building a Better You
Subtitle of host publicationThe Next Tools for Medical Education, Diagnosis and Care
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1586034049, 9781586034047
StatePublished - 2004
Event4th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Proceedings 1996, MMVR 1996 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 15 2004Jan 16 2004

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference4th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Proceedings 1996, MMVR 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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