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In Situ Measurements of Cutting Forces During Surgery

S. Greenish, V. Hayward, T. Steffen

Several experiments were completed in conjunction with a surgical doctor to acquire force data during cutting surgical acts for analysis. The force-position relationship, the frequency components present in the signal and the significance of the cutting rate, as well as any invariant properties are investigated. A database of the collected data has been created and preliminary analysis performed.

Instrumented surgical instruments used in the experiment


 



Annual Report

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