MITT Manipulator System for Minimal Invasive Surgery

K.-H. Wurst and G. Bauer (Germany)


Mechatronic system, advanced control system, medical robotics, position and orientation sensors


The lack of medical personnel in today's surgeries leads to the need for assisting systems, which are capable of supporting the surgeon during his work. One of the surgery assistant's main tasks is the control of the endoscope during minimal invasive surgery. As part of a the research project MITT, a manipulator system is being developed. It is intended that the endoscope follows the movement of a surgical instrument. This leads to a more intuitive movement of the endoscope. A prototype of such a system has already been developed. The ergonomic parameters are currently being investigated.

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