20 February 2014 CP-OCT sensor guided SMART micro-forceps
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Even the most stable hands have unintended movements on the order of 50-100 microns within 0-15 Hz. Micro-forceps are one of the frequently used microsurgical tools used to grasp thin layers of tissue during microsurgery. Here, a handheld Smart Micromanipulation Aided Robotic-surgery Tool (SMART) micro-forceps is developed by integrating a fiber-optic common-path optical coherence tomography (CP-OCT) sensor into the micro-forceps. This forceps design could significantly improve performance by canceling unwanted hand tremor during the moment of a grasping. The basic grasping and peeling functions of the micro-forceps are evaluated in dry phantoms and in a biological tissue model.
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Cheol Song, Cheol Song, Peter L. Gehlbach, Peter L. Gehlbach, Jin U. Kang, Jin U. Kang, "CP-OCT sensor guided SMART micro-forceps", Proc. SPIE 8938, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XIV, 893814 (20 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2038391; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2038391

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