Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription Access

Ultrasound Energy Transmission for WaFLES-Support Intra-abdominal Micro Robots

Takuya Akagi, Tatsuo Igarashi, Wenwei Yu

Abstract


WaFLES (Water Filled Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery) is a new operative procedure. However, due to the floating inner organs and tissues, the visibility would be significantly lowered. WaFLES-Support intra-abdominal micro robots are to be developed to solve this problem. This paper presents our research
efforts on investigating the possibility of ultrasound energy transmission for wireless WaFLES-support intraabdominal micro robots. A series of experiment were done, and the results revealed appropriate transmission frequency and suitable material of transmission elements in a simulated environment.

Full Text:

PDF

References


” http://www.cfme.chiba-u.jp/~project1/index.html ”. last accessed at oct 3, 2011.

T. Yokoyama, M. Kyoso, et al, The Institute of Electronic, information and Communication Engineers. A Vol. J84-A, No. 12, pp. 1565- 1571 (2001)

Yoshio Udagawa. ”Introduction to Ultrasonic Wave Technique”. Nikkan Kogyo Newspaper 4)”http://www.nda.ac.jp/cc/mse/_development/Abe/ultrasonic.pdf “. last accessed at oct 3, 2011.

” http://www.toshibamedical.co.jp/tmd/library/lecture/sono/swf/top_swf.html ” last accessed at oct 3, 2011.

” http://www.fdk.co.jp/cyber-j/pdf/BZ-TEJ001.pdf “. last accessed at oct 3, 2011.

” http://www.olympus-ims.com/ja/ndttutorials/transducers/composite-mono/ “. last accessed at oct 3, 2011.

S. Suzuki, S. Kimura, T. Katane, et al. Jpn. J. Appl. Vol. 41 (2002) pp.3600-3603.

S. Suzuki, M. Isihara, T. Katane, et al. Japanese Journal of

Applied Physics. Vol. 45, No. 5B, 2006, pp.4550-4555.

” http://www.olympus-ims.com/ja/ndttutorials/

transducers/characteristics/ ”. last accessed at oct 3,




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21535%2FProICIUS.2011.v7.393

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.