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Preliminary Validation Testing of a Multifunctional NOTES Robot1

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Tao Shen, Saeideh Akbarisamani

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
University of Nebraska–Lincoln,
Lincoln, NE 68588

Carl Nelson

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
University of Nebraska–Lincoln,
Lincoln, NE 68588
Department of Surgery,
University of Nebraska Medical Center,
Omaha, NE 68198

Dmitry Oleynikov

Department of Surgery,
University of Nebraska Medical Center,
Omaha, NE 68198

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13–16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received May 7, 2015; published online July 16, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(3), 030930 (Sep 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1086; doi: 10.1115/1.4030603 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised May 07, 2015; Online July 16, 2015

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Transvaginal NOTES robotic prototype

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Benchtop testing setup

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Operation sequence test

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Tool changes: (left) scissor and (right) grasper

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