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Uniaxial Wireless Tissue Palpation Device for Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Christian Di Natali, Pietro Valdastri

Vanderbilt University,
Nashville, TN 37235

Mark Rentschler

University of Colorado,
Boulder, CO 80309

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 25, 2013; published online June 12, 2013. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(2), 020919 (Jun 12, 2013) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1063; doi: 10.1115/1.4024331 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 25, 2013

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Fig. 1

Principle of operation of the WPTD for the initial instant of time (left) and a generic instant of time (right)

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Fig. 3

Experimental data acquired by the traditional indenter and by the WTPD

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Fig. 2

Picture and schematic view of the wireless tissue palpation device (a); the developed robotic platform (b)



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