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.

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