Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

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Thoracic Camera System with Tracking
by McKay, Mitch, M.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2018, 70; 10844420
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis presents a new camera system designed for video assisted thoracic surgery. The system allows for multiple cameras, fits within a single incision, and allows for manipulation of the cameras field-of-view once inside the patient. The mechanical design of the system is based on a Bowden cable flexible endoscope driven by stepper motors. The electronic design is built using commodity, off-the-shelf hardware for a disposable, single-use device which could be sterilized at the factory during production. Additionally, the software of the system allows for automatic camera tracking of a surgical instrument tagged with tape in a color not typically present in a human body. The system was evaluated by an experienced surgeon in a mock clinical session.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: York, Timothy
Commitee: Engel, George, Noble, Brad
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Electrical Engineering
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 58/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Engineering, Electrical engineering
Publication Number: 10844420
ISBN: 9780438394001
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