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Data on Mechanical Science Reported by Researchers at University of Strasbourg (Design of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Compatible Cable-Driven...

September 9, 2014



Data on Mechanical Science Reported by Researchers at University of Strasbourg (Design of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Compatible Cable-Driven Manipulator With New Instrumentation and Synthesis Methods)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Research findings on Mechanical Science are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Strasbourg, France, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "This paper deals with the design of a cable-driven manipulator (CDM) with instrumented structure for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided interventions. The strong magnetic field and the limited space inside the scanner constitute two severe design constraints."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Strasbourg, "To handle them, a new synthesis approach for CDM is proposed in order to optimize the device compactness. This approach is based on the use of the zonotope properties to optimize the robot geometry, and the interval analysis tools for its validation. Remote actuation with Bowden cables is considered for MRI-compatibility. High friction along the line transmissions can then be expected which leads to a new instrumentation for cable tension evaluation. A prototype is manufactured and assessed."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The principle of the instrumentation is validated as well as the user requirements in terms of workspace and ability to resist to external forces applied by the physician."

For more information on this research see: Design of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Compatible Cable-Driven Manipulator With New Instrumentation and Synthesis Methods. Journal of Mechanical Design, 2014;136(9):54-63. Journal of Mechanical Design can be contacted at: Asme, Two Park Ave, New York, NY 10016-5990, USA.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Abdelaziz, Univ Strasbourg, ICube, CNRS, F-67000 Strasbourg, France. Additional authors for this research include L. Esteveny, L. Barbe, P. Renaud, B. Bayle and M. de Mathelin.

Keywords for this news article include: Strasbourg, France, Europe, Mechanical Science

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