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Photonic crystal fiber sensors for minimally invasive surgical devices

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The measurement of interaction forces in minimally invasive surgical devices, sensorized with photonic crystal fiber (PCF) sensors, is presented in this paper. Two types of PCF sensors are used: a tapered PCF interferometer and a microhole-collapsed PCF interferometer for the detection of interaction forces generated in surgical devices without the influence of ambient temperature variation. The demonstration devices used for force characterization are a laparoscopic scissor and a standard surgical scissor blade. The force sensitivity of each sensorized blade is examined and compared with fiber Bragg grating (FBG)-sensorized blades. Results show that the PCF-sensorized surgical blades outperform the blades fitted with the FBG sensors during static load measurement. © 2006 IEEE.

UOW Authors


  •   Rajan, Ginu
  •   Callaghan, Dean (external author)
  •   Semenova, Yuliya (external author)
  •   Farrell, Gerald (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • G. Rajan, D. Callaghan, Y. Semenova & G. farrell, "Photonic crystal fiber sensors for minimally invasive surgical devices," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 59, (2) pp. 332-338, 2012.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84856163847

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4316

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 332

End Page


  • 338

Volume


  • 59

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • The measurement of interaction forces in minimally invasive surgical devices, sensorized with photonic crystal fiber (PCF) sensors, is presented in this paper. Two types of PCF sensors are used: a tapered PCF interferometer and a microhole-collapsed PCF interferometer for the detection of interaction forces generated in surgical devices without the influence of ambient temperature variation. The demonstration devices used for force characterization are a laparoscopic scissor and a standard surgical scissor blade. The force sensitivity of each sensorized blade is examined and compared with fiber Bragg grating (FBG)-sensorized blades. Results show that the PCF-sensorized surgical blades outperform the blades fitted with the FBG sensors during static load measurement. © 2006 IEEE.

UOW Authors


  •   Rajan, Ginu
  •   Callaghan, Dean (external author)
  •   Semenova, Yuliya (external author)
  •   Farrell, Gerald (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • G. Rajan, D. Callaghan, Y. Semenova & G. farrell, "Photonic crystal fiber sensors for minimally invasive surgical devices," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 59, (2) pp. 332-338, 2012.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84856163847

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4316

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 332

End Page


  • 338

Volume


  • 59

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States