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Active Cannula

We are developing continuously flexible tentacle-like medical robots that can “turn corners” inside the human body. These active cannulas are made from precurved superelastic tubes, and change shape as tubes are extended and rotated at their bases. We expect the small diameter and dexterity of active cannulas to enable them to reach previously inoperable diseases while minimizing damage to healthy tissue.

Contact: Robert WebsterEmail