The capsule being tested using silicone gel
Urologic surgeon Duke Herrell tests the palpation capsule in a training apparatus
The capsule has a compact and simple design
The capsule allows surgeons to measure tissue stiffness during minimally invasive surgery
Researchers at Nashville's Vanderbilt University have developed a wireless capsule that can restore a sense of touch for surgeons. Keyhole surgeries or other minimally invasive procedures could benefit greatly from this new technology, as the capsule provides haptic feedback to help doctors maneuver and make important conclusions during surgery.
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