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grasp

[grasp]
(industrial engineering)
A basic element (therblig) in time-motion study; a useful element that accomplishes work.
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The men are good, honest -if sometimes misguided -workers, their masters oily, self-serving graspers.
RAM Surgical Instruments, started in 2006, provides hospitals and surgical centers with medical instruments such as scalpels, chest retractors, forceps, and graspers.
I reckon most don't deserve it, but have been tarred with the same brush as the graspers.
These instruments - which include camera, scissors, graspers and other tools - are passed into the patient through small incisions to perform the surgery.
Chapters 27-37 of its Uttaratantra section deal with the Navagrahas, or the "Nine Graspers.
All of them were typically fast track graspers of the new, enamored of high "techieness" yet infused with a sense of humor, playful, prankish and above all, patient.
The endoscopic instruments include graspers, hooks, scissors, knives and surgical energy devices (Figure 4).
BURBANK - With four arms wielding graspers, scissors and forceps, the new robotic surgeon at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center could be the sidekick for Doc Ock, the evil, tentacled cyborg from the ``Spider-Man'' comics.
The researchers modified C-LC by using 2-mm subcostal and lateral ports, a 10-mm umbilical port, and 2-mm graspers.
of Technology, the Netherlands) present 12 papers consider issues raised by such an approach, including evaluation of the surgical process, observation and manipulation in laparoscopic surgery, force transmission of laparoscopic graspers, safe manipulation of bowel tissue, eye-hand coordination in laparoscopy, design and evaluation of endoscope positioners, design of arthroscopic instruments, virtual colonoscopy, steering of catheters, sensors for catheters and guidewires, and future trends.
Is our society really nothing more than a loose collection of shoppers, graspers, and self-absorbed swindlers?