Single-Handed Control of Multiple Functions

In many surgical applications the surgeon needs to control a medical instrument, such as a bronchoscope or steerable grasper, using a specialised handle. This specialised handle often consists of multiple joysticks and buttons and often requires a long learning curve to master. They are also often quite bulky and not very ergonomically designed, causing operator fatigue (amongst others).

In this assignment, you will develop a new kind of handle that can be controlled using one hand and that is ergonomically designed. The handle will be specifically designed for breast biopsy procedures.

Contact: Aimée Sakes,