Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
Research article
14 Jun 2011
Research article |  | 14 Jun 2011

Compliant mechanisms for an active cardiac stabilizer: lessons and new requirements in the design of a novel surgical tool

L. Rubbert, P. Renaud, W. Bachta, and J. Gangloff

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