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

Takuya Akagi, Tatsuo Igarashi, Wenwei Yu


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.

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