“The exoskeleton will perceive finger movements and transmit them to the robot.
Many modern robotic development is quite adventurous and not always be of practical use, but in medicine doctors have more than 10 years of operations with the help of robots.
In most cases, the surgeons control the movements of the robots using joysticks, knobs, dials, and other peripherals, but now the University of the West of England in Bristol are developing an exoskeleton that provides the ability to directly control the robot.
The exoskeleton fits over the brush like a glove and controls the surgical gripper, while it will be equipped with tactile feedback, so the surgeon can feel the pressure. The third part of the system will be smart glasses, which will be projected the image from inside the patient’s body, thus the physician can observe the whole process of operation.
“The exoskeleton will perceive finger movements and transmit them to the robot. We want to provide a more natural interface to the operating surgeon did not have to perform any unusual or unnatural movement that can lead to irreparable mistake. Doctors will be able to work exactly the same as in open surgery,” said Sanya Dogramaci from the Bristol robotics lab.
The surgeon is much easier to work with your hands, not to control the robot, but open surgery involve large incisions, while the robot is a tiny damage to the skin, resulting in less blood loss and reduces risks to bring in the body the infection. In the laboratory have built a prototype system and continue to improve it with the participation of surgeons who are trained in the proper use of the exoskeleton.
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