Optical mouse sensors for tracking surgical instruments

Mikroniek 1 2007 by M. K. Chmarra, N.H. Bakker, C. A. Grimbergen and J. Dankelman 15 August 2008

The computer mouse is a popular pointing device used to control the position of a cursor on a computer display. Sensors used in optical mice enable the contactless measuring of the changes in position over a flat surface.This article describes the application of optical mouse sensors as position sensors in a tracking system – TrEndo – that has been developed at Delft University of Technology and the Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam.


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