Minimum Assembly Steerable Instrument

Inspired by nature’s hydrostatic skeleton approach, we developed the multi-maneuvrable tip of the HelixFlex, which consists of a single compliant segment, and incorporates three different cable layers: one with parallel cables and two with helically-oriented cables to allow for 4 DOF motion.

Complex steerable devices such as the HelixFlex are difficult to manufacture and can often take up to a few week to assemble. In an effort to improve the manufacturability and assembly, in this assignment it is the aim to develop a new version of the HelixFlex that minimizes assembly.

If you are interested in this assignment, please contact: Aimée Sakes,