COVER : Compact Oblique-Viewing Endoscope Robot for laparoscopic surgery

@inproceedings{Taniguchi2006COVERC,
  title={COVER : Compact Oblique-Viewing Endoscope Robot for laparoscopic surgery},
  author={K. Taniguchi and Atsushi Nishikawa and Takahiro Yohdaa and Mitsugu Sekimoto and Masayoshi Yasui and Shuji Takiguchi and Yosuke Seki and Morito Monden and Fumio Miyazaki},
  year={2006}
}
We developed a new laparoscopic manipulator to substitute for the human assistant, which utilizes the property of oblique viewing laparoscopes. Instead of panning around the fulcrum to move the laparoscopic field of view to left/right in the case of the "straight-viewing" laparoscope, only the scope cylinder of the "obliqueviewing" laparoscope attached to the manipulator rolls about its axis. By implementing this mechanism, we have developed more compact, simple, and easier laparoscope… CONTINUE READING

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