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Overcoming Challenges in Haptic Feedback for Robotic Surgery Platform

Ehsan Mokhberi  (Director of Business Development, FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology)

Ebenezer Ferreira  (Project Manager, FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology)

Date: Tuesday, December 1

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Track: Innovation Power Hour

Vault Recording: TBD

In this webinar, FUTEK's Business Development Director Ehsan Mokhberi and Project Manager Ebenezer Ferreira discuss how sensor technology can help doctors performing robotic surgery regain a sense of touch through haptic feedback.

Advancements in robotic technology have made robotic surgery a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery. But, lack of haptic feedback has been a major limitation reported by robot-assisted surgeons. Recent innovations in force sensor development can solve this problem. Micro-miniature sized and hermetically sealed sensors can be placed at the instrument's tip, allowing point of surgery haptic feedback to the surgeon.

Learn more about:
• Technical and economic considerations of designing and implementing haptic feedback sensors
• Sensor signal interface: reliability, sensor calibration, and temperature compensation
• Improving reusability through autoclave sterilization processes