Microsurgery and processes involving cell manipulation or cell surgery are clinical practices where the operator works at or beyond the threshold of human dexterity. Current tools available are conventional in their design, and this limits consistency and the level of reliability and achievement. Surgical robotic devices have been explored to improve precision in minimal access surgical procedures to augment control of tool points in tissues, and have enabled feedback of sensory data from which the operator is able to deduce information on the tool at the working site. In this paper, relevant technologies are described that can be harnessed to improve perception of tool point interaction with tissues at the working site and to improve tool control at the small scale required in clinical practice for microsurgery and for cell surgery.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Cellular and Molecular Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2004|