The HMSL Telesurgery System
This page, currently under construction (and coming soon!), will
describe the various components of the HMSL telesurgery system,
including the teleoperator and remote control surgical tool, and the
audio/video system we used, including the delay generation equipment.
Here's a quick look at the system as a whole, as it was demonstrated at
Telemedicine: New Technologies for Health Care, a
conference presented by the MIT Industrial Liaison Program, April 1-2,
Telesurgery system components. This "patient" is a modified CPR
In the mean time, you can look at some of the other images from the
These images are taken from the laparoscope we used while performing the
experiments. This is what the surgeon and assistant saw while
performing "surgery". These tasks were modelled on a set of
laparoscopic training tasks developed by Steele, et al.
- Grasp and transfer task: basic manipulation
of soft objects.
- Grasp and transfer with orientation task:
manipulation of objects to be grasped only at specified locations (e.g.
ends of clips)
- Use of clip applier task: use of a real
laparoscopic clip applier to simulate placing surgical clips on blood
vessels prior to cutting them. A real analogue to this task would occur
during a gall bladder removal operation, when blood vessels and the
cystic duct must be cut.
- Use of scissors task: using a grasper and
scissors to remove excess suture material after knot tying.
You can also visit the original cooperative
telesurgery page, which will soon be updated to include sample
results from our experiments.
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