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2009
IEEE

Intravascular palpation and haptic feedback during angioplasty

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Intravascular palpation and haptic feedback during angioplasty
Within the HapCath - haptic catheter - project an assistive system for interventional catheterizations has been developed. Conventional navigation during catheterization is done by direct manipulation of a handle at a guide wire’s proximal end. With the aid of x-ray imaging the corresponding movement of the distal tip within the patient can be monitored. Depending on the practical experience of the medical expert and on the varying complexity of the treatment, the procedure differs in duration and x-ray exposure dose of up to 300 %. The aim of the HapCath-System is to reduce duration and exposure dose by simplifying the procedure. The implemented method is to measure the contact forces at the distal tip of the guide wire and feed these measured forces back onto the proximal end of the guide wire to enable tactile feedback and allow for haptic control of the guide wire. The system gives exact measures for the contact force of the guide wire’s tip and vessel walls to the physician. ...
Thorsten Meiss, Christoph Budelmann, Thorsten Alex
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Updated 04 Sep 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where HAPTICS
Authors Thorsten Meiss, Christoph Budelmann, Thorsten Alexander Kern, Stephanie Sindlinger, Carlos Minamisava, Roland Werthschützky
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