Is the Human Brain Capable of Controlling Seven Degrees of Freedom?

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Summary of "Is the Human Brain Capable of Controlling Seven Degrees of Freedom?"

Conventional rigid laparoscopic instruments offer five degrees of freedom (DOF). Robotic instruments add two independent DOFs allowing unconstrained directional steering. Several nonrobotic instruments have been developed with the additional DOFs, but with these devices, surgeon's wrist movements are not intuitively transmitted into tip movements. In this study, a new articulated instrument has been evaluated. The aim of the study was to compare learning curves and performances of conventional laparoscopic instruments, the da Vinci system and Steerable devices in a crossover study.


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Name: The Journal of surgical research
ISSN: 1095-8673
Pages: 1-9


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