Shared control for robotically steering needles
14 June 2011 - As part of the H-Haptics consortium, University of Twente and TU Delft will develop a system to robotically steering needles with fully actuated tips. Such advanced needles will enable clinicians to have enhanced dexterity and reach challenging locations within the human body during minimally invasive surgery. These needles will be guided using 3D ultrasound images and force (haptic) feedback. The clinical applications are in minimally invasive surgery in the liver and skull base.
This project is a joint collaboration with Sarthak Misra (MIRA-Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Technical Medicine, University of Twente) and John J. van den Dobbelsteen (Department of Biomechanical Engineering, TU Delft).