By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Robotics & Machine Learning -- Fresh data on Robotics are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Seattle, Washington, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The primary focus of the vision systems in current minimally invasive surgery (MIS) surgical systems has been on the improvement of immersive experience through a static approach. One of the current limitations in an MIS robotic surgery is the limited field of view and restricted perspective due to the use of a sole rigid 3D endoscope."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Children's Hospital, "We seek to integrate a modular articulable imaging device and the teleoperated surgical robot, RAVEN. Another additional flexible imager can be helpful in viewing occluded surgical targets, giving increased visualization options. Two probe designs are proposed and tested to evaluate a robotized steering mechanism within the MIS robot framework. Both designs, a separate flexible imager and a fixed camera on a tool tip, did not show much improvement in reducing task completion time. The new system may have some potential in improved precise manipulation of surgical tools, which may offer safety benefits once the surgeon is trained. We have demonstrated feasibility of a novel MIS instrument imaging device to aid in viewing potentially occluded surgical targets. A new concept, a modular axis-shared articulable imaging probe located at the vicinity of a tool tip, is proposed for future evaluation."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Full integration of the new flexible imaging device into the grasper of the RAVEN surgical robot is under study coordinated with clinicians."
For more information on this research see: Preliminary Articulable Probe Designs With RAVEN and Challenges: Image-Guided Robotic Surgery Multitool System. Journal of Medical Devices-Transactions of the Asme, 2014;8(1):96-101. Journal of Medical Devices-Transactions of the Asme can be contacted at: Asme, Two Park Ave, New York, NY 10016-5990, USA.
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting W.J. Yoon, Seattle Childrens Hosp, Seattle, WA 98105, United States. Additional authors for this research include C.A. Velasquez, L.W. White, B. Hannaford, Y.S. Kim and T.S. Lendvay.
Keywords for this news article include: Seattle, Robotics, Washington, United States, Machine Learning, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America
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