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Author Constantinou, C.E. ♦ Omata, S. ♦ Murayama, Y.
Sponsorship Wuhan Univ. ♦ Univ. of Aizu, Japan ♦ Nat. Natural Sci. Found. China ♦ IEEE Eng. in Medicine and Biology Soc
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2004
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Evolution (biology) ♦ Feedback ♦ Piezoelectric transducers ♦ Robot vision systems ♦ Surgery ♦ Tactile sensors ♦ Robot sensing systems ♦ Safety ♦ Haptic interfaces ♦ Biosensors
Abstract The incorporation of novel broad band sensory modalities, integrating tactile technology, with visual and auditory signals into the evolution of the next generation of surgical robotic is likely to significantly enhance their utility and safety. In this paper considerations are made of a system, where tactile information together with visual and audio feedback are integrated into a multisensory surgical support platform. The tactile sensor system uses a piezoelectric transducer (PZT) system to evaluate the haptic properties of tissues. The spatial position of the sensor is tracked by a video camera, visualizing the location of the marker. Tactile information is additionally converted to an audio signal, to represent tissue properties in terms of a frequency/amplitude modulated signal. Representative data were obtained from biological tissues demonstrating that the technology developed has potential applications in virtual systems or robotic tele-medical care. In view of these technical developments, consideration is made as to whether visual audio and tactile modalities act as independent sources of information.
Description Author affiliation: Stanford Univ. Med. Sch., CA, USA (Constantinou, C.E.)
ISBN 0769522165
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-09-16
Publisher Place China
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 360.25 kB
Page Count 5
Starting Page 870
Ending Page 874


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library