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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1045–1050

Fiber-optic OCT sensor guided “SMART” micro-forceps for microsurgery

Cheol Song, Dong Yong Park, Peter L. Gehlbach, Seong Jin Park, and Jin U. Kang  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 7, pp. 1045-1050 (2013)

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A handheld Smart Micromanipulation Aided Robotic-surgery Tool (SMART) micro-forceps guided by a fiber-optic common-path optical coherence tomography (CP-OCT) sensor is presented. A fiber-optic CP-OCT distance and motion sensor is integrated into the shaft of a micro-forceps. The tool tip position is manipulated longitudinally through a closed loop control using a piezoelectric motor. This novel forceps design could significantly enhance safety, efficiency and surgical outcomes. The basic grasping and peeling functions of the micro-forceps are evaluated in dry phantoms and in a biological tissue model. As compared to freehand use, targeted grasping and peeling performance assisted by active tremor compensation, significantly improves micro-forceps user performance.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

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Clinical Instrumentation

Original Manuscript: April 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2013
Published: June 4, 2013

Cheol Song, Dong Yong Park, Peter L. Gehlbach, Seong Jin Park, and Jin U. Kang, "Fiber-optic OCT sensor guided “SMART” micro-forceps for microsurgery," Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 1045-1050 (2013)

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