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Pictures of the HelicoFlex prototype.

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posted on 14.05.2020, 17:34 by Costanza Culmone, Paul W. J. Henselmans, Remi I. B. van Starkenburg, Paul Breedveld

(a) close-up of the compliant shaft of the HelicoFlex with a flexible biopsy forceps in one lumen and a flexible fiber optics endoscope in the second; (b) bendable metal rod inserted into one of the lumens to create a certain shape in the compliant shaft and keep it in position.