Notification:
We are currently experiencing intermittent issues impacting performance. We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Topic

Applications of MEMS in surgery

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Rebello, K.J. ; Res. Technol. Dev. Center, Johns Hopkins Univ., Laurel, MD, USA

In the past few decades, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have found themselves being adopted into a wide variety of fields and disciplines. Recently there has been an increased interest in the use of MEMS for surgical applications. MEMS technology has the potential to not only improve the functionality of existing surgical devices, but also add new capabilities, which allow surgeons to develop new techniques and perform entirely new procedures. MEMS can improve surgical outcomes, lower risk, and help control costs by providing the surgeon with real-time feedback on the operation. This paper discusses the challenges MEMS face in the medical device market along with current applications and future directions for the technology.

Published in:

Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:92 ,  Issue: 1 )