Singularity Analysis of a Fixator by Closest Points Approach

Akcali I. D. , Avsar E., Durmaz A., Sagdic I., Aydin A. , Un M. K. , ...Daha Fazla

Medical Technologies National Conference (TIPTEKNO), Bodrum, Türkiye, 15 - 18 Ekim 2015 identifier

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  • Basıldığı Şehir: Bodrum
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye


External fixators are robotic devices widely used in orthopaedics. While bringing the bone fragments to a desired position, these devices should not present any threat to the patient health. One of the threat causes is singularity. In a singular position, stable structure of the fixator is lost and its top and bottom rings may move independently. In this work, singularity analysis is performed with a geometric method, closest points approach. It has been shown that results of this approach are consistent with the other singularity analysis methods.