Robotically assisted neurosurgery.
A new article from maxon motor UK reports on an application using a brushless DC motor for brain surgery with some truly strange inspiration.
Nature inspires many technological innovations and this application is an extreme example. Containing a maxon brushless DC motor and position control unit, biomedical engineers were inspired by the egg laying process of wasps to develop a steerable needle.
Enabling deep brain access without harming vulnerable sections in the insertion path, the flexible surgical tool is segmented with an interlocking mechanism and can change directions using a bevel tip that is programmable via the maxon brushless motor position controller.
The full news article can be found on the maxon motor UK website.
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