Towards developing a robot assistant for uterus positioning during hysterectomy : system design and experiments

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Background: In traditional laparoscopic hysterectomy, an assistant is typically assigned to hold a uterus manipulator to facilitate the surgical procedures. The responsibility of the assistant is to position the uterus according to the primary surgeon’s instructions. Throughout the surgery, which typically lasts more than 90 min, the assistant has to… (More)

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