MRI Compatible Haptic Endoscope

Medical technologies have undergone significant development to overcome the problems inherent in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) such as inhibited manual dexterity, reduced visual information and lack of direct touch feedback to make it easier for surgeons to operate.

A minimally invasive tool incorporating haptic feedback is being developed to increase the effectiveness of diagnostic procedures by providing force feedback. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) guidance is possible to allow tool localisation, however this engenders the requirement of MR compatibility on the device.