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Accession Number ADA566774
Title Robotic Telesurgery Research.
Publication Date Oct 2010
Media Count 39p
Personal Author D. Oleynikov S. Farritor
Abstract Two robotic prototypes capable of insertion through a single incision were designed. One robot was a smaller 4 degree of freedom (DOF) robot, while the other robot was a 5 DOF robot. Both of these robots consisted of two halves that could be separately inserted through a single incision, a surrogate for a natural orifice with regard to size. Insertion was accomplished through a single abdominal wall incision, which facilitates experimental progress as we move toward natural orifice insertion. During insertion, each half of the robot contorts to allow insertion into the limited space of the non-insufflated abdominal cavity. The halves are then pulled together and rigidly connected through the use of a central insertion rod and the cavity is then insufflated. Supporting the robot in this way allows for reorientation of the robot into various abdominal quadrants during a process that takes approximately 10 seconds.
Keywords Abdomen
First responders
Laparoscopic surgery
Remote systems
Robotic telesurgery

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 95C - Biomedical Instrumentation & Bioengineering
57X - Surgery
57E - Clinical Medicine
44H - Health Care Technology
62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
Corporate Author Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept. 29 Sep 2009-28 Sep 2010.
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number W81XWH-09-2-0185

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