Ischemia and force sensing surgical instruments for augmenting available surgeon information

Gregory S. Fischer, Takintope Akinbiyi, Sunipa Saha, Jason Zand, Mark Talamini, Michael Marohn, Russell Taylor

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Abstract

Gaining access to a surgical site via retracting neighboring tissue can result in complications due to occlusion of the tissue blood supply resulting in ischemic damage. By incorporating oxygenation sensors on the working surfaces of surgical retractors and graspers, it is possible to measure the local tissue oxygen saturation and look for trends in real-time. Further, by measuring tissue interaction forces simultaneously, we can further augment the information available to the surgeon. The sensors provide a means for sensory substitution to help compensate for the decreased sensation present in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic procedures that are gaining significant popularity. Sensing surgical instruments will allow for safer and more effective surgeries while not interfering with the normal workflow of a procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006
Pages1030-1035
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 22 2006
Event1st IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: Feb 20 2006Feb 22 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006
Volume2006

Other

Other1st IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period2/20/062/22/06

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Fischer, G. S., Akinbiyi, T., Saha, S., Zand, J., Talamini, M., Marohn, M., & Taylor, R. (2006). Ischemia and force sensing surgical instruments for augmenting available surgeon information. In Proceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006 (pp. 1030-1035). [1639227] (Proceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006; Vol. 2006). https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2006.1639227