Accession Number : ADA566774


Title :   Robotic Telesurgery Research


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 29 Sep 2009-28 Sep 2010


Corporate Author : NEBRASKA UNIV MEDICAL CENTER OMAHA


Personal Author(s) : Oleynikov, Dmitry ; Farritor, Shane


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a566774.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 39


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.


Descriptors :   *ROBOTICS , *SURGERY , ABDOMEN , CAVITIES , FIRST RESPONDERS , REMOTE SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Cybernetics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE