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Experimental Analysis of Jaw-Tissue Interaction Forces Using a Compliant Surgical Grasper

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Carl Nelson

Dept. Mechanical & Materials Engineering,
Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln

Brittany Woodin

Dept. Biomedical Engineering,
Univ. of Iowa

Linxia Gu

Dept. Mechanical & Materials Engineering,
Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received May 1, 2013; published online June 12, 2013. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(2), 020917 (Jun 12, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1061; doi: 10.1115/1.4024429 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised May 01, 2013

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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

Simple grasper for testing purposes

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Fig. 2

(a) The jaws open when the rod is pushed. (b) The jaws close when the rod is pulled.

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Fig. 3

Pinch force test fixture

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Fig. 4

Compliant grasper pinch force




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