Enhancing Endoscopic Surgery With an Improved Ultrasonically Activated Scalpel
Author: Yoshinobu Murayama, PhD, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, College of Engineering, Nihon University
Challenge: Addressing three major challenges when developing a new, ultrasmall-diameter, sophisticated ultrasonically activated scalpel (UAS). It needed to have a flexible measurement and control system that could be used during R&D, the ability to measure and control all signals, and the ability to gather the data required for filing for approval from the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) in Japan.
Solution: Standardizing on the NI platform, including the NI PXIe-8133 controller and NI LabVIEW system design software, to create low-end (stand-alone), midclass, and high-end (FPGA) versions of the same system while maintaining the quality of the systems.
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