Development of a miniaturized 3-DOF force sensing instrument for robotically assisted retinal microsurgery and preliminary results

Xingchi He, Peter Gehlbach, James Handa, Russell Taylor, Iulian Iordachita

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Abstract

Lack of force sensing is one of the most formidable technical challenges in retinal microsurgery. Incorporating high sensitivity force sensing into the ophthalmic tools has the potential to provide the surgeon useful force feedback and to enable safe robotic assistance. This paper presents a new design of a three degrees of freedom force sensing instrument based on fiber Bragg grating sensors. A new flexure is developed to achieve high axial force sensing sensitivity and low crosstalk noise. The force sensing segment of the tool, located directly proximal to the tool tip, is φ0.9×8 mm. An extensive calibration shows that the force sensor can measure the transverse and axial force up to 21 mN with 0.5 mN and 3.3 mN accuracy, respectively. The new flexure design demonstrates the potential to improve axial force sensing. Analysis of the experiment results suggests improvements for the future iteration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication"2014 5th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2014
EditorsRaffaella Carloni, Lorenzo Masia, Jose Maria Sabater-Navarro, Marko Ackermann, Sunil Agrawal, Arash Ajoudani, Panagiotis Artemiadis, Matteo Bianchi, Antonio Padilha Lanari Bo, Maura Casadio, Kevin Cleary, Ashish Deshpande, Domenico Formica, Matteo Fumagalli, Nicolas Garcia-Aracil, Sasha Blue Godfrey, Islam S.M. Khalil, Olivier Lambercy, Rui C. V. Loureiro, Leonardo Mattos, Victor Munoz, Hyung-Soon Park, Luis Eduardo Rodriguez Cheu, Roque Saltaren, Adriano A. G. Siqueira, Valentina Squeri, Arno H.A. Stienen, Nikolaos Tsagarakis, Herman Van der Kooij, Bram Vanderborght, Nicola Vitiello, Jose Zariffa, Loredana Zollo
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages252-258
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781479931262
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 2014
Event5th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2014 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: Aug 12 2014Aug 15 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
ISSN (Print)2155-1774

Other

Other5th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2014
CountryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period8/12/148/15/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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