Hirohumi Nakatomi

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Neurosurgical procedures require precise and dexterous manipulation of a surgical suture in narrow and deep spaces in the brain. This is necessary for surgical tasks such as the anastomosis of microscopic blood vessels and dura mater suturing. A hand-held multi-degree of freedom (DOF) robotic forceps was developed to aid the performance of such difficult(More)
OBJECTIVE Aneurysm surgery carries considerable risk to the patient, in part because the surgical field can be so constricted that accurate placement of the aneurysm clip is impeded. In fact, most aneurysm clip appliers are so bulky that they can impair the surgeon's view, if the field is tight. We describe a system of aneurysm clips and appliers that have(More)
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