Theoretical and experimental analysis of in vivo wheeled mobility

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

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Abstract

Laparoscopy is abdominal surgery performed with long tools inserted through small incisions. The use of small incisions reduces patient trauma, but also eliminates the surgeon's ability to directly view and touch the surgical environment. These limitations generally restrict the application of laparoscopy to less complex procedures. Large robots external to the patient have been used to aid in the manipulation of the tools and improve dexterity. This paper presents a theoretical and experimental analysis of miniature in vivo robots. The objective is to develop a wireless mobile imaging robot that can be placed inside the abdominal cavity during surgery. Such robots will allow the surgeon to view the surgical environment from multi-angles. The motion of these in vivo robots will not be constrained by the insertion incisions. Surgical Robots; wheeled mobility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Pages1241-1249
Number of pages9
Volume2 B
StatePublished - 2004
Event2004 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Salt Lake City, UT
Duration: Sep 28 2004Oct 2 2004

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Other2004 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period9/28/0410/2/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Rentschler, M., Dumpert, J., Hadzialic, A., Platt, S. R., Farritor, S., Oleynikov, D., & Iagnemma, K. (2004). Theoretical and experimental analysis of in vivo wheeled mobility. In Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (Vol. 2 B, pp. 1241-1249)