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Keith P Laby, Robert M Ohline, Christoph M Pistor, Charles E Swinehart, Bruce R Woodley, Amir Belson: System for controlling an instrument using shape sensors. Intuitive Surgical Operations, August 22, 2017: US09737198

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 fr ...


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Keith P Laby, Robert M Ohline, Christoph M Pistor, Charles E Swinehart, Bruce R Woodley, Amir Belson: System for controlling an instrument using shape sensors. Patent Department Intuitive Surgical, April 22, 2010: US20100099951-A1

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 fr ...