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Upper-Limb Powered Exoskeleton Design
An exoskeleton is an external structural mechanism with joints and links corresponding to those of the human body. With applications in rehabilitation medicine and virtual reality simulation,Expand
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A myosignal-based powered exoskeleton system
This paper studies the integration of a human arm with a powered exoskeleton (orthotic device) and its experimental implementation in an elbow joint, naturally controlled by the human. TheExpand
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Real-Time Myoprocessors for a Neural Controlled Powered Exoskeleton Arm
Exoskeleton robots are promising assistive/rehabilitative devices that can help people with force deficits or allow the recovery of patients who have suffered from pathologies such as stroke. The keyExpand
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Biomechanical properties of abdominal organs in vivo and postmortem under compression loads.
Accurate knowledge of biomechanical characteristics of tissues is essential for developing realistic computer-based surgical simulators incorporating haptic feedback, as well as for the design ofExpand
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Generalized approach for modeling minimally invasive surgery as a stochastic process using a discrete Markov model
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) involves a multidimensional series of tasks requiring a synthesis between visual information and the kinematics and dynamics of the surgical tools. Analysis of theseExpand
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Markov modeling of minimally invasive surgery based on tool/tissue interaction and force/torque signatures for evaluating surgical skills
The best method of training for laparoscopic surgical skills is controversial. Some advocate observation in the operating room, while others promote animal and simulated models or a combination ofExpand
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Objective laparoscopic skills assessments of surgical residents using Hidden Markov Models based on haptic information and tool/tissue interactions.
UNLABELLED Laparoscopic surgical skills evaluation of surgery residents is usually a subjective process, carried out in the operating room by senior surgeons. By its nature, this process is performedExpand
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Surgical robotics : systems, applications and visions
Surgical robotics is a rapidly evolving field. With roots in academic research, surgical robotic systems are now clinically used across a wide spectrum of surgical procedures. Surgical Robotics:Expand
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Performances of Hill-Type and Neural Network Muscle Models - Toward a Myosignal-Based Exoskeleton
Muscle models are the essential components of any musculoskeletal simulation. In addition, muscle models which are incorporated in neural-based prosthetic and orthotic devices may significantlyExpand
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Assessment of Tissue Damage due to Mechanical Stresses
While there are many benefits to minimally invasive surgery, force feedback, or touch sensation, is lacking in the currently available MIS tools, including surgical robots, creating the potential forExpand
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