Development of Robotic Surgical Instruments

  • Y. Louhisalmi
  • T. Leinonen
Conference paper
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 361)


Robotic theory, components and constructions have been studied and applied for neurosurgical instrumentation to improve the treatment accuracy and to cut the operation length. A passive six-jointed censored arm was developed for localization of neurosurgical targets. The arm was moved by the human hand. This experience promotes now the development of an active arm that moves also itself. In this paper three topics of this research are presented with preliminary results; tasks for the active arm, configuration of its linkage and the actuator-sensor construction.


Target Point Human Hand Active Drive Operation Length Stereotactic Neurosurgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Louhisalmi
    • 1
  • T. Leinonen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OuluOuluFinland

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