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Zuijdweg, J.M.A. (author)
Since a few decades, the use of Minimally Invasive Surgical (MIS) instruments has increased very fast. Minimally Invasive Surgery usesmuch smaller incisions compared to the traditional open surgery. The procedure is less invasive than open surgery and there is minimal damage to biological tissues at the point of entrance of the instrument. This...
master thesis 2014
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Van Liere, B.J. (author)
The field of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is calling for steerable mechanisms to increase the functionality and versatility of the contemporary instruments. Since reusable steerable instruments cannot pass the sterilization regulations, disposable instruments could solve the cleaning problem. In order to be cost-competitive, a cheap...
master thesis 2013
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Trommelen, M.H.T. (author)
When performing minimally invasive interventions, surgeons use grippers to grip and manipulate tissue. These grippers generally rely on their toothed profile and require pinching of the tissue for sufficient grip, entailing a risk of tissue damage. An solution should be found for this risk of damage. An alternative could be to manipulate the...
master thesis 2011