The present invention relates, generally, to controlling a steerable instrument having an elongate body. More particularly, the present invention relates to a system and method for sensing the shape of a steerable instrument and controlling the steerable instrument in response to a control signal from a user input device and a shape signal corresponding to the sensed shape of at least a portion of the steerable instrument. The present invention also relates to a system for sensing the shape of a flexible instrument with an optical shape sensor.

Title
System for Controlling an Instrument Using Shape Sensors
Application Number
15/660828
Publication Number
20170319049 (A1)
Application Date
July 26, 2017
Publication Date
November 9, 2017
IPC
A61B 34/20
A61B 1/05
A61B 1/313
A61B 1/00
A61B 1/005
A61B 1/005
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