Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C.

Faculty Advisor

Peura, Robert A.

Abstract

The team designed an electromechanical surgical forceps prototype. The assistive device could improve suturing for surgeons with limited hand motility and strength. The team analyzed the mechanism kinematics and created ProEngineer models for manufacturing by CNC machining and stereolithography rapid prototyping. Electrical components were designed and integrated with the mechanical components. The device produced three distinct movements: ulnar deviation, flexion/extension, and translation of forceps tip. Further improvements were recommended for design, manufacture and surgical robotic applications.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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