Development of a dexterous minimally-invasive surgical system

Jumpei Arata, Shin'ichi Warisawa, Makoto Hashizume, Mamoru Mitsuishi

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Several robotic surgical systems have been developed for minimally-invasive surgery including commercialized products such as da Vinci and ZEUS. We have developed a minimally-invasive surgical system, which had performed remote surgery experiments for several times including a transnational remote surgery. The developed system consists of an operation site, a surgery site, and a communication link. The operation site is where the operator exists. The surgery site is where the patient, the slave manipulator and assistants exist. These two sites can be connected by various network lines (e.g. ISDN, LAN and ATM) for sending/receiving information of visual information, auditory information, and control signal for the manipulators. In this paper, the overview of the developed system and its remote surgery experiments are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4153-4156
Number of pages4
JournalIFMBE Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007
Event10th World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, WC 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Aug 27 2006Sep 1 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Arata, J., Warisawa, S., Hashizume, M., & Mitsuishi, M. (2007). Development of a dexterous minimally-invasive surgical system. IFMBE Proceedings, 14(1), 4153-4156.