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The invention provides an articulating mechanism useful, for example, for remote manipulation of various surgical instruments and diagnostic tools within, or to, regions of the body. Movement of segments at the proximal end of the mechanism results in a corresponding, relative movement of segments at the distal end of the mechanism. The proximal and distal segments are connected by a set of cables in such a fashion that each proximal segment forms a discrete pair with a distal segment. This configuration allows each segment pair to move independently of one another and also permits the articulating mechanism to undergo complex movements and adopt complex configurations.

Title
Articulating mechanism for remote manipulation of a surgical or diagnostic tool
Application Number
11/271720
Publication Number
7682307 (B2)
Application Date
November 9, 2005
Publication Date
March 23, 2010
Inventor
Adam Gold
New York
NY, US
David J Danitz
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Shay Glenn
Assignee
Novare Surgical Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61B 1/00
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