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A medical tool comprising an electromechanical driver and a surgical instrument attachment for use in invasive surgery, including a handle coupled to a flexible sheath which is in turn coupled to a surgical attachment. The handle of the driver includes the electromechanical driver and at least one processor element which controls the actions of the electromechanical driver, and therefore the application elements of the surgical attachment, based on information relayed between the processor element and remotely activateable sensor assemblies in the surgical instrument attachment.

Title
Electromechanical driver and remote surgical instrument attachment having computer assisted control capabilities
Application Number
10/761491
Publication Number
7077856 (B2)
Application Date
January 20, 2004
Publication Date
July 18, 2006
Inventor
Michael P Whitman
New Hope
PA, US
Agent
Kenyon & Kenyon
Assignee
Power Medical Interventions
PA, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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