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Apparatus for determining a spatial path of a flexible or semi-rigid elongated body

 
: Wittenberg, Thomas; Münzenmayer, Christian; Gutiérrez Boronat, J.; Jahn, J.; Rulsch, M.; Winter, C.; Arzt, C.; Bergen, T.

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EP 2011-2550908 A1: 20110728
English
Patent, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IIS ()

Abstract
Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus with a flexible or semi-rigid elongated body and a plurality of sensor devices. The plurality of sensor devices are arranged at or in the flexible or semi-rigid elongated body in a manner distributed along a longitudinal direction of the flexible or semi-rigid elongated body. Each sensor device of the plurality of sensor devices is configured to provide information on a local orientation, position and/or curvature of the flexible or semi-rigid elongated body.

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