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Apparatus for controlling force applied to and for manipulation of a surgical instrument. Movement and/or forces applied to the surgical instrument are preferably sensed within the apparatus. An actuator is preferably used to apply force to the surgical instrument for control and manipulation of the instrument. The apparatus applies variable force feedback to apply force to the surgical instrument in one or more degrees of freedom to provide an enhanced haptic experience to the user.

Title
System and method for controlling force applied to and manipulation of medical instruments
Application Number
11/262321
Publication Number
7819799 (B2)
Application Date
October 27, 2005
Publication Date
October 26, 2010
Inventor
Philip G Feldman
Catonsville
MD, US
Robert F Cohen
Kensington
MD, US
J Michael Brown
Washington
DC, US
Richard L Cunningham
Washington
DC, US
Gregory L Merril
Bethesda
MD, US
Agent
Kilpatrick Stockton
Assignee
Immersion Medical
MD, US
IPC
A61B 1/012
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