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Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 25, 2013; published online July 3, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.
Schematic of MFS in vivo. As described in , characterization of the MFS is achieved by relating sensor pressure, Pi, to intraluminal pressure, Pi, abdominal pressure, Pa, contact pressure, Pc, and sensor temperature, Ts. Sensor output is the contact force experienced by the MFS. A purpose of this research is to replace the latex balloons and plastic components with their biocompatible equivalents.
Human MFS mounted to the end of a grasper showing biocompatible components. The Sensor is inflated for calibration prior to deflation and insertion (top). Deflated sensor shown being inserted through a 10 mm trocar ready for placement in the small intestine (bottom).
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