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Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 261-278
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Research Article

Tool Sequence Trends in Minimally Invasive Surgery: Statistical Analysis and Implications for Predictive Control of Multifunction Instruments

Carl A. Nelson,1,2,3 Evan Luxon,4 and Dmitry Oleynikov2,3

1Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA
2Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
3Center for Advanced Surgical Technology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
4Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Received 1 March 2011; Accepted 1 November 2011

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