Assistance strategies for robotized laparoscopy
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Robotizing laparoscopic surgery not only allows achieving better accuracy to operate when a scale factor is applied between master and slave or thanks to the use of tools with 3 DoF, which cannot be used in conventional manual surgery, but also due to additional informatic support. Relying on computer assistance different strategies that facilitate the task of the surgeon can be incorporated, either in the form of autonomous navigation or cooperative guidance, providing sensory or visual feedback, or introducing certain limitations of movements. This paper describes different ways of assistance aimed at improving the work capacity of the surgeon and achieving more safety for the patient, and the results obtained with the prototype developed at UPC.
CitationCasals, A. [et al.]. Assistance strategies for robotized laparoscopy. A: "Robot 2019: Fourth Iberian Robotics Conference: Advances in Robotics, volume 2". Berlín: Springer, 2020, p. 485-496.