Micro catheter system with active guide wire

Shuxiang Guo, Toshio Fukuda, Kazuhiro Kosuge, Fumihito Arai, Keisuke Oguro, Makoto Negoro

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new prototype model of micro catheter with active guide wire that has two bending degrees of freedom. The design and fabrication methods of this micro active catheters (MAC) are described. Prototype models are 3Fr, 4Fr, 6Fr (1Fr=1/3mm) in diameter and consist of catheter tube and active guide wire with ICPF (Ionic Conducting Polymer Film) actuator on its front end as the servo actuator. The bending characteristics of the MAC have been measured by application of electricity in physiological saline solution. We also modeled this MAC for characteristic evaluation. Experimental results show that the model of the active catheter is reasonable for practical applications. By using simulators (whose conditions are similar to those of a body cavity), we also carried out simulation experiments 'in vitro' The experimental results indicate that the proposed MAC is applicable to intracavity operations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Pages79-84
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Part 1 (of 3) - Nagoya, Jpn
Duration: 1995 May 211995 May 27

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Part 1 (of 3)
CityNagoya, Jpn
Period95/5/2195/5/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Guo, S., Fukuda, T., Kosuge, K., Arai, F., Oguro, K., & Negoro, M. (1995). Micro catheter system with active guide wire. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 79-84). (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.1995.525267