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Dual optical coherence tomography sensor guided, two-motor, horizontal SMART micro-scissors

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Abstract

In microsurgery, the physiological hand tremor of the surgeon remains an important factor affecting procedure efficiency, risk of complications, and ultimately, the efficacy of treatment. The micro-scissors are routinely employed to perform precise sharp dissection of delicate tissues. Here, we present a dual optical coherence tomography (OCT) distance sensor guided, two-motor, horizontal smart micromanipulation aided robotic-surgery tool (SMART) micro-scissors. It is intended to improve surgeon performance by retaining all of the attributes of the horizontal scissors while implementing proof-of-concept use of two functional motors to provide tremor cancellation.

© 2016 Optical Society of America

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