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Design of a Stiff Steerable Grasper for Sinus Surgery1

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Andria A. Remirez, Ray A. Lathrop, Paul T. Russell, III, Robert J. Webster, III

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Vanderbilt University,
Nashville, TN 37235

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7-10, 2014. DOI: 10.1115/1.4027036

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online July 21, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(3), 030915 (Jul 21, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1066; doi: 10.1115/1.4027036 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Placement of an endoscope and a traditional rigid grasper tool during endonasal surgery. One hand (not pictured) holds the endoscope, while the other (pictured) holds the rigid grasper.

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(a) CAD model of tool design, and (b) prototype of tool

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Multi-backbone bending mechanism with grasper

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Prototype deflecting upward under hand control

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