Haptics in minimally invasive surgery – a review

  • Westebring – Van Der Putten E
  • Goossens R
  • Jakimowicz J
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Abstract

This article gives an overview of research performed in the field of haptic information feedback during minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Literature has been consulted from 1985 to present. The studies show that currently, haptic information feedback is rare, but promising, in MIS. Surgeons benefit from additional feedback about force information. When it comes to grasping forces and perceiving slip, little is known about the advantages additional haptic information can give to prevent tissue trauma during manipulation. Improvement of haptic perception through augmented haptic information feedback in MIS might be promising.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Laparoscopy
  • force feedback
  • tactile perception

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Authors

  • E P Westebring – Van Der Putten

  • R H M Goossens

  • J J Jakimowicz

  • J Dankelman

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