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Robotic Hair Harvesting System: A New Proposal

  • Xiang Lin
  • Toji Nakazawa
  • Ryuya Yasuda
  • Etsuko Kobayashi
  • Ichiro Sakuma
  • Hongen Liao
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6891)

Abstract

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) has become a popular hair transplanting method for solving male-pattern baldness problem. Manually harvesting hairs one by one, however, is a tedious and time-consuming job to doctors. We design an accurate hair harvesting robot with a novel and efficient end-effector which consists of one digital microscope and a punch device. The microscope is first employed to automatically localize target hairs and then guides the punch device for harvesting after shifting. The end-effector shows average bias and precision of 0.014 mm by virtue of a rotary guidance design for the motorized shifting mechanism.

Keywords

Position Error Needle Insertion Digital Microscope Orientation Error Linear Actuator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiang Lin
    • 1
  • Toji Nakazawa
    • 1
  • Ryuya Yasuda
    • 1
  • Etsuko Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Ichiro Sakuma
    • 1
  • Hongen Liao
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringUniversity of TokyoJapan

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