New Training Instrument Allows Surgeon to Feel Grasp Force in Keyhole Surgery, Delft University of Technology Study

Published: Jan 25, 2011 -- The number of complications following keyhole surgery can be reduced by giving the surgeons a better feeling of how hard they are grasping the tissue with their operating instruments. This is made possible by designing the instrument in such a way that it sends tangible feedback signals to the handle held by the surgeon. Delft University of Technology researcher Eleonora Westebring-van der Putten has developed a working prototype for this.

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