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Technical Briefs

DragonFlex – Smart Steerable Laparoscopic Instrument

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Paul Breedveld

BioMechanical Engineering Department Faculty Mechanical,
Maritime & Materials Eng.,
Delft University of Technology,
The Netherlands

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 24, 2013; published online June 12, 2013. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(2), 020911 (Jun 12, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1054; doi: 10.1115/1.4024319 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 24, 2013

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Fig. 3

Rolling joint concept with cable moment arms A mutually equal at 0 deg and ±90 deg bends

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Fig. 2

Once axisymmetric arced guides are implemented, the cable bending radius RA is far superior to the pulley's radius RP at a given element width W

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Fig. 1

Close-up of EndoWrist [2] and simplified exploded view showing EndoWrist's steering principle with pulleys and cables [1]

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Fig. 4

Real scale DragonFlex prototype with a close-up view on the tip showing gears and protrusions preventing any unwanted sideways motion (arrows show 7 instrument DOF)

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