Haptic Feedback for Laparoscopy
Haptic feedback is the ability to give touch sensation feedback from a remote device, for example, a surgical tool at the end of a rod, can give an element of feedback to the surgeon. A laparoscopic surgical procedure, Fig. 1 below, also known as minimally invasive surgery technique or keyhole surgery, is a way of conducting a major surgical procedure, but instead of having an open wound, for example slicing through abdominal muscles, the surgical team enter the body through 3 or 4 small portholes around the abdomen. This allows the patient to have significantly shorter recovery times due to lower trauma on the body.log-in to view more.