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Fiber optical sensor system for shape and haptics for flexible instruments in minimally invasive surgery: overview and status quo
Author(s): Christoph Ledermann; Hendrikje Pauer; Heinz Woern
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Paper Abstract

In minimally invasive surgery, exible mechatronic instruments promise to improve the overall performance of surgical interventions. However, those instruments require highly developed sensors in order to provide haptic feedback to the surgeon or to enable (semi-)autonomous tasks. Precisely, haptic sensors and a shape sensor are required. In this paper, we present our ber optical sensor system of Fiber Bragg Gratings, which consists of a shape sensor, a kinesthetic sensor and a tactile sensor. The status quo of each of the three sensors is described, as well as the concept to integrate them into one ber optical sensor system.

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Date Published: 2 June 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 915766 (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059319
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Christoph Ledermann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
Hendrikje Pauer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
Heinz Woern, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9157:
23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
José M. López-Higuera; Julian D. C. Jones; Manuel López-Amo; José Luis Santos, Editor(s)

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