Optical Tracking for Performance Testing of Microsurgical Instruments

Robert MacLachlan and Cameron Riviere
Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-07-01, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, January, 2007

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ASAP is a position-measurement instrument developed to measure human hand tremor. It makes 1000 five-degree-of-freedom position measurements per second with 3 micron resolution over a 3cm workspace. The measurement principle is optical triangulation of modulated lights on the probe using position-sensitive-diode (PSD) sensors.

author = {Robert MacLachlan and Cameron Riviere},
title = {Optical Tracking for Performance Testing of Microsurgical Instruments},
year = {2007},
month = {January},
institution = {Carnegie Mellon University},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
number = {CMU-RI-TR-07-01},
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