The selection of a tracking system for locating patient anatomy and/or surgical tools is of critical importance for many computer aided techniques in minimally invasive surgery. A mechanical tracking system has many advantages in a medical situation since it avoids the occlusion and distortion issues of optical and electromagnetic systems. However, few mechanical tracking systems exist due to the challenges of minimizing error accumulation along a serial linkage. To minimize error, the existing mechanical tracking linkages are large and bulky, making them impractical for a surgical setting.
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Numerical Reduction of Position Error in a Mechanical Tracking Linkage for Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
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Geist, E, & Shimada, K. "Numerical Reduction of Position Error in a Mechanical Tracking Linkage for Arthroscopic Hip Surgery." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA. June 22–25, 2011. pp. 383-384. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2011-53405
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