Micro sensors and actuators for minimally invasive medical devices and bionic humanoid

Tadao Matsunaga, Yoichi Haga

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Abstract

Minimally invasive inspections and therapies using catheter and endoscope has been widely performed without large incisions and physical burden on the patient, required smallness and particular shape restrict their functions and preciseness of the tools. Micro sensors and actuators using micro electrical mechanical systems (hereinafter called 'MEMS') fabrication technique have been developed for future of minimally invasive medicine which has multi-functions and high performance. Developed MEMS sensors can be utilized not only for medical devices, but also for bionic humanoid systems. The developing bionic humanoid has any lesion models of human organs, tissues, and blood vessel which have extremely similar characteristics of humans. By assembling the MEMS sensors to the models, this elaborate bionic humanoid can be utilized for a surgery practice, an examination, and an evaluation of new developed medical devices. In this paper, ultra-thin pressure sensor using optical fiber, ultrasonic sensor for forward looking intra vascular ultrasonic (hereinafter called 'FL-IVUS'), and active binding catheter using micro actuator has been developed and reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509027842
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 18
Event27th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2016 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2016 Nov 282016 Nov 30

Publication series

Name2016 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2016

Other

Other27th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2016
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period16/11/2816/11/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biotechnology
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Matsunaga, T., & Haga, Y. (2017). Micro sensors and actuators for minimally invasive medical devices and bionic humanoid. In 2016 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2016 [7824216] (2016 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MHS.2016.7824216