3D printed frog feet: the unlikely mechanism for improved soft-tissue grip

3D printed frog feet: the unlikely mechanism for improved soft-tissue grip

Despite the impressive strides the medical industry has taken in the field of surgical technology, doctors are still wrestling with a fundamental problem: that of soft tissue grip. As an ongoing issue in minimally invasive surgery, our current model of manipulating soft tissue without slipping revolves around the use of clunky grasping instruments with high pinch forces. These instruments leave a lot to be desired, and rely entirely on the steadiness of a surgeon’s hands in order to be successful. But that could soon be about to change, thanks to one ambitious engineering student and a bit of 3D […]

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