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An Overview of Recent Medical Applications of Soft Robotics

Author(s): Manoj, P. C. Shrihari, Gouda Shankar S., M. Pramod Rao and Rathishchandra R. Gatti

Pp: 240-247 (8)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815196054123050017

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Soft robotics is one of the trending subdomains of robotics. It involves the application of compliant materials for building robotic mechanisms and controlling them using robot programming. This chapter discusses some of the recent applications of soft robotics in the medical field and their future scope. Minimal Invasive Surgeries (MIS) and Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgeries (NOTES) are the two commonly used surgeries, and the most familiar form of these two surgeries is endoscopy. In this chapter, we will discuss how soft robotics can be applied in both MIS and NOTES. This chapter will review the soft robotics applications in the medical field. This chapter will also discusses soft robotics's challenges and future directions in the healthcare industry.

Keywords: Soft robotics, Surgical, Healthcare, Compliant mechanisms, Robotics, Medical CPS.

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