Pierre Thorel

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This paper presents a master-slave system applied to the remote diagnosis from echographic data. The motion of the master manipulator is remotely controlled by a physician and reproduced by a slave robot carrying the echographic probe. The contact force between the probe and the patient is fed back to operator allowing him to have a haptic virtual(More)
This chapter: • Motivates the clinical use of robotic tele-echography • Introduces the TER system • Describes technical and clinical evaluations performed with TER. 1. Introduction Ultrasonic (US) imaging is very frequently used for diagnostic or interventional procedures. This widespread modality requires a very good expertise of the operator, depending on(More)
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