Mastoid and ear model mimicking anatomical and physiological properties for development and training of robotic cochlear implantation

Hermann, Jan; Müller, Fabian Matthias; Schneider, Daniel; Jegge, Yves; Mueller, Lucien; Caversaccio, Marco; Weber, Stefan; Anso, Juan (13 September 2018). Mastoid and ear model mimicking anatomical and physiological properties for development and training of robotic cochlear implantation. In: 17. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie e.V. (CURAC); Tagunsband (pp. 67-72). Universität Leipzig

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Mechanistic replications of the human anatomy are an imperative element of preclinical development and validation of medical devices. Such phantoms provide for reproducible and repetitive test benches to investigate a given device’s performance parameters. Validation and verification of the elements of the robotic cochlear implantation approach requires phantoms that appropriately replicate anatomical, electrophysiological and mechanical properties. So far, different types of phantoms are used to investigate the various elements independent from each other. Hence, the objective of this work was to develop and validate an integrated phantom capable of emulating robotic drilling, functional electrical stimulation of the facial nerve, monitoring of the connected muscles and subsequently cochlear electrode insertion. Additionally, the phantom is integrated in a whole head replica to provide for a realistic intraoperative setup during testing activities.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)
10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research > ARTORG Center - Image Guided Therapy

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

UniBE Contributor:

Hermann, Jan, Müller, Fabian Matthias, Schneider, Daniel, Jegge, Yves, Mueller, Lucien, Caversaccio, Marco, Weber, Stefan (B), Anso, Juan


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 620 Engineering




Universität Leipzig




Jan Hermann

Date Deposited:

05 Nov 2019 14:18

Last Modified:

29 Mar 2023 23:36

Additional Information:

Tagungsband hrsg. von: Thomas Neumuth, Andreas Melzer, Claire Chalopin




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