Nonparametric bootstrap technique for calibrating surgical SmartForceps: theory and application.


Knowledge of forces, exerted on the brain tissue during the performance of neurosurgical tasks, is critical for quality assurance, case rehearsal, and training purposes. Quantifying the interaction forces has been made possible by developing SmartForceps, a bipolar forceps retrofitted by a set of strain gauges. The forces are estimated using voltages read… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/17434440.2017.1378090


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