Computer-Assisted Precision Surgery in the Ear

Bell, B; Gerber, N; Gavaghan, K; Stieger, C; Caversaccio, M; Weber, S (2011). Computer-Assisted Precision Surgery in the Ear. Automatisierungstechnik at, 59(10), pp. 638-648. München: Oldenbourg 10.1524/auto.2011.0956

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Traditional surgical procedures involving the implantation of artificial hearing devices in the inner ear are challenging due to the size and complexity of anatomical structures within the temporal bone. To date, no stereotactic instrument guidance technology providing the necessary levels of accuracy is available. This work presents an approach to robot assisted implantation of hearing devices. Specifically, the robot system was used to milla cavity to for a direct acoustical stimulation implant. As the precision of such cavities increases, so also can future implant generations improve in terms of size, complexity and cost effectiveness. Additionally, patients themselves would profit from shorter procedure times and less painful interventions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Bell, Brett; Gerber, Nicolas; Gavaghan, Kate; Stieger, Christof; Caversaccio, Marco and Weber, Stefan

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0340-434X

Publisher:

Oldenbourg

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:20

Last Modified:

01 Oct 2020 13:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1524/auto.2011.0956

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.6845

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/6845 (FactScience: 211881)

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