Accession Number : ADA302528

Title :   Advanced Telepresence Surgery System Development,

Corporate Author : SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s) : Shah, Ajit

PDF Url : ADA302528

Report Date : 06 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : SRI International is currently developing a prototype remote telepresence surgery system, for the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), that will bring life- saving surgical care to wounded soldiers in the zone of combat. Remote surgery also has potentially important applications in civilian medicine. In addition, telepresence will fmd wide medical use in local surgery, in endoscopic, laparoscopic, and microsurgery applications. Key elements of the telepresence technology now being developed for ARPA, including the telepresence surgeon's workstation (TSW) and associated servo control systems, will have direct application to these areas of minimally invasive surgery. The TSW technology will also fmd use in surgical training, where it will provide an immersive visual and haptic interface for interaction with computer-based anatomical models. In this paper, we discuss our ongoing development of the MEDFAST telesurgery system, focusing on the TSW man-machine interface and its associated servo control electronics.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *SURGERY, *SERVOMECHANISMS, *MICROSURGERY, CONTROL, ELECTRONICS, WARFARE, CONTROL SYSTEMS, MODELS, ARMY PERSONNEL, INTERFACES, MEDICINE, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, ANATOMICAL MODELS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE