Motorized force-sensing micro-forceps with tremor cancelling and controlled micro-vibrations for easier membrane peeling

Berk Gonenc, Peter Gehlbach, James Handa, Russell H. Taylor, Iulian Iordachita

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Abstract

Retinal microsurgery requires the manipulation of extremely delicate tissues by various micron scale maneuvers and the application of very small forces. Among vitreoretinal procedures, membrane peeling is a standard procedure requiring the delamination of a very thin fibrous membrane on the retina surface. This study presents the development and evaluation of an integrated assistive system for membrane peeling. This system combines a force-sensing motorized microforceps with an active tremor-canceling handheld micromanipulator, Micron. The proposed system (1) attenuates hand-tremor when accurate positioning is needed, (2) provides auditory force feedback to keep the exerted forces at a safe level, and (3) pulsates the tool tip at high frequency to provide ease in delaminating membranes. Experiments on bandages and raw chicken eggs have revealed that controlled micro-vibrations provide significant ease in delaminating membranes. Applying similar amount of forces, much faster delamination was observed when the frequency of these vibrations were increased (up to 50 Hz).

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, Nicolas Garcia-Aracil, Rui C. V. Loureiro, Roque Saltaren, Herman Van der Kooij, Bram Vanderborght, Loredana Zollo, Sunil Agrawal, Maura Casadio, Adriano A. G. Siqueira, Jose Zariffa, Matteo Bianchi, Domenico Formica, Sasha Blue Godfrey, Leonardo Mattos, Antonio Padilha Lanari Bo, Kevin Cleary, Matteo Fumagalli, Islam S.M. Khalil, Victor Munoz, Hyung-Soon Park, Nikolaos Tsagarakis, Olivier Lambercy, Valentina Squeri, Jose Maria Sabater-Navarro, Marko Ackermann, Arash Ajoudani, Panagiotis Artemiadis, Ashish Deshpande, Luis Eduardo Rodriguez Cheu, Arno H.A. Stienen, Nicola Vitiello
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages244-251
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479931262
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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    Gonenc, B., Gehlbach, P., Handa, J., Taylor, R. H., & Iordachita, I. (2014). Motorized force-sensing micro-forceps with tremor cancelling and controlled micro-vibrations for easier membrane peeling. In R. Carloni, L. Masia, N. Garcia-Aracil, R. C. V. Loureiro, R. Saltaren, H. Van der Kooij, B. Vanderborght, L. Zollo, S. Agrawal, M. Casadio, A. A. G. Siqueira, J. Zariffa, M. Bianchi, D. Formica, S. B. Godfrey, L. Mattos, A. P. Lanari Bo, K. Cleary, M. Fumagalli, I. S. M. Khalil, V. Munoz, H-S. Park, N. Tsagarakis, O. Lambercy, V. Squeri, J. M. Sabater-Navarro, M. Ackermann, A. Ajoudani, P. Artemiadis, A. Deshpande, L. E. Rodriguez Cheu, A. H. A. Stienen, ... N. Vitiello (Eds.), "2014 5th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2014 (pp. 244-251). [6913784] (Proceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics). IEEE Computer Society.