Soft robotics in minimally invasive surgery

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Title: Soft robotics in minimally invasive surgery
Authors: Runciman, M
Darzi, A
Mylonas, G
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Soft robotic devices have desirable traits for applications in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) but many interdisciplinary challenges remain unsolved. To understand current technologies, we carried out a keyword search using the Web of Science and Scopus databases, applied inclusion and exclusion criteria, and compared several characteristics of the soft robotic devices for MIS in the resulting articles. There was low diversity in the device designs and a wide-ranging level of detail regarding their capabilities. We propose a standardised comparison methodology to characterise soft robotics for various MIS applications, which will aid designers producing the next generation of devices.
Issue Date: 4-Aug-2019
Date of Acceptance: 4-Feb-2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/67408
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1089/soro.2018.0136
ISSN: 2169-5172
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert
Start Page: 423
End Page: 443
Journal / Book Title: Soft Robotics
Volume: 6
Issue: 4
Copyright Statement: © Mark Runciman et al. 2019; Published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. This Open Access article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Sponsor/Funder: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- BRC Funding
National Institute of Health Research
Funder's Grant Number: RDB04
Keywords: Science & Technology
Technology
Robotics
medical robotics
minimally invasive surgery
soft robots
SURGICAL SYSTEM
DESIGN
FABRICATION
ACTUATORS
DEXTERITY
DRIVEN
medical robotics
minimally invasive surgery
soft robots
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2019-08-04
Appears in Collections:Division of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine



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