Design and Evaluation of Robotic Steering of a Flexible Endoscope

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Abstract

In current flexible endoscopy the physician faces problems in manipulating the endoscope. A lot of experience is required to master the procedure. This paper describes the design of an add-on robotic module that improves the user interface of traditional endoscopes and allows a single physician to operate it easily. We identified critical user aspects of traditional endoscopes that need to be copied in a robotic setup. In our design the physician uses a remote control that is connected to a light drive system. It allows manipulation of the robotic endoscope in space. We conducted an experiment to judge the usability of our system. Results indicate that robotic steering, using a position-controlled touchpad or a rate-controlled joystick increases efficiency and satisfaction
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob) 2012
EditorsP Misra, F. Taffoni, L. Ricci
Place of PublicationRome, Italy
PublisherIEEE
Pages761-767
ISBN (Print)9781457711992
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2012
Event4th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012 - TBD, Rome, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201227 Jun 2012
Conference number: 4

Conference

Conference4th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012
Abbreviated titleBioRob
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period24/06/1227/06/12

Keywords

  • IR-83584
  • METIS-290113

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