Design of safe surgical forceps using superelastic SMAs

Yun Luo, Masaru Higa, Takeshi Okuyama, Toshiyuki Takagi

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The authors propose a novel concept for less invasive hemostatic forceps. The proposed hemostatic forceps employ superelastic shape memory alloys that enable one to maintain the clamping pressure within a safe range. In this paper, the basic design of these hemostatic forceps is described. The validity of the concept is demonstrated by experimental results using a prototype.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-576
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Atraumatic hemostatic forceps
  • Less invasiveness
  • Shape memory alloy
  • Superelasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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