A new catheter driving device for endovascular and neurovascular surgery
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Endovascular and neurovascular surgery require a cautious maneuver of a guidewire through only a small open port on human body. The conventional endovascular surgery holds numerous drawbacks which is harmful to both surgeon and patient. Therefore a new robotic device is desired for addressing all the shortcomings of the current surgery process. In this thesis, a haptic-based remote control catheter driving robotic system has been designed for endovascular and neurovascular surgery. This system has the ability to insert, withdraw, and rotate the guidewire and catheter inside a human vascular. Motor skills are also explored in this study to guide the researcher selecting the appropriate devices to build up this catheter driving system. The software specifically designed for this system is developed in this research as well. This system successfully keeps the surgeon in a safety control space by utilizing a haptic device with proper force feedback, thus to reduces the X-ray exploration which would affect to the surgeon.