Multi-link active catheter snake-like motion

Geunbae Lim, Kazuyuki Minami, Keisuke Yamamoto, Masahisa Sugihara, Masaru Uchiyama, Masayoshi Esashi

研究成果: Article査読

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抄録

A prototype of a catheter which can move like a snake, incorporating distributed shape memory alloy actuators, is described. Since this active catheter has an instrumental navigation ability, minimally invasive diagnosis and interventional therapy will be possible. The outer diameter of the active catheter is 2.8 mm and it has many links fabricated by 3-dimensional silicon micromachming. The silicon batch process was used for the fabrication of the link to minimize assembly work. A new heating method (indirect heating) is suggested which is necessary when the JC chip is mounted on the link.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)499-506
ページ数8
ジャーナルRobotica
14
5
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 1996
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • ソフトウェア
  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • 数学 (全般)
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用

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