Surgical Robotics Technology

Robotic Endoscope Holder for Eye Surgery

During eye surgery, holding endoscopes by hand reduces the dexterity of the surgeon. To address this, a team of researchers from the Institute of Innovation Research and School of Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Department of Ophthalmology, Kyushu University Hospital has proposed a robotic endoscope holder called “Eye Explorer” to hold the endoscope during eye surgery and free the surgeon’s hand.

This paper describes the robotic system being proposed and presents positive results for the Eye Explorer.

Read Robotic Endoscope Holder for Eye Surgery.

Authors: Dongbo Zhou, Shintaro Kimura, Hayato Takeyama, Daisuke Haraguchi, Yoshihiro Kaizu, Shintaro Nakao, Koh-Hei Sonoda and Kotaro Tadano.

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