The significance of haptic feedback for telemanipulated heart surgery
For the improvement of telemanipulated operations haptic feedback was implemented into a realistic experimental robotic surgical platform. The importance and acceptation of force-feedback for robotic heart surgeons is evaluated. The study intended basic surgical and cardiac surgical procedures. Knot tying, breaking suture material and detection of arteriosclerosis had to be performed in a defined cycle with double blinding.
Keywordsheart surgery telemanipulation haptic feedback
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