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Design and Analysis of an Articulated Single-Port Laparoscopic Surgical Device1

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Rohan Katoch, Jun Ueda

Mechanical Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology,
Atlanta, GA 30332

Yoshinori Yamakawa, Hiroshi Honda

NITI-ON Co. Ltd.,
Chiba 273-0018, Japan

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033789Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030912 (Aug 01, 2016) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1106; doi: 10.1115/1.4033789 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Fig. 5

Workspace of right and left surgical graspers

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Fig. 4

Functional schematic of slider–crank mechanism

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Fig. 3

Functional schematic of gear-linkage system

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Fig. 2

Double-scale prototype with instrument grasper

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Fig. 1

CAD model of articulated mechanism and port (cover not shown)




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