This site contains data to capture tissue-tool interactions of basic surgical acts performed on upper leg extremities. Tool positions and loads were measured while performing 16 different operations, which included 8 different techniques: indenting, pinching, cutting, widening, closing, everting, suturing, and retracting. In addition, 3D surface strain measurement was captured during initial indentation, pinching, and cutting trials at the skin surface. Further details of the analysis can be found in the publication "Reference tool kinematics-kinetics and tissue surface strain data during fundamental surgical acts on multi-layer tissue" by Schimmoeller, et. al.
This data was collected under the research and development project titled “Reference Models for Multi-Layer Tissue Structures" conducted by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and made possible by a contract vehicle which was awarded and administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command under award number: W81XWH-15-1-0232. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Defense and should not be construed as an official DoD/Army position, policy or decision unless so designated by other documentation. No official endorsement should be made.
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