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Surgical application of MEMS devices
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in biological Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) have resulted in significant research being carried out to improve minimally invasive surgical procedures (MIS). Surgeons familar with MIS often complain of inadequate tactile and visual feedback. Hence, there is a need for better surgical instrumentation or procedures. This paper presents a survey on the applications of MEMS sensors in surgical instruments during in vivo diagnosis and treatment. Several applications of MEMS sensors are discussed. It is evident that MEMS can increase the functionalities of surgical tools and improve the performance of surgeons. MEMS sensors not only can help to reduce patient trauma, but also lower health care cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5649, Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems II, (28 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.609912
Show Author Affiliations
Zhiyang Ong, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Said F. Al-Sarawi, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5649:
Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems II
Said F. Al-Sarawi, Editor(s)

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