A smart generic micro-drilling tool applied in cochleostomy

Peter N. Brett, Robin P. Taylor, Xinli Du, D. Proops, M.V. Griffiths, Chris Coulson

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Abstract

In this paper, a surgical robotic micro-drill is described that has been applied in the preparation of cochleostomies. The critical point of the procedure requires the penetration of the bone tissue of the cochlea while preserving the endosteal membrane tissue at the inner interface. This gives robotic technology the edge over manual approaches as there are benefits relating to the preservation of hearing and reduced possibilities for complications achieved through particularly precise control of the tool-point with respect to moving and deforming tissues. Using a novel approach to interpreting force sensory data the micro-drill operates autonomously guided by the state of the tissue/ tool interaction in order to discriminate tissue types and to detect the tissue interface before penetration occurs. The device also uses standard drill-bits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, September 7 - 12, 2009, Munich, Germany
Subtitle of host publicationdiagnostic and therapeutic instrumentation, clinical engineering
EditorsOlaf Dössel, Wolfgang C. Schlegel
Place of PublicationBerlin (DE)
PublisherSpringer
Pages314-316
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-03900-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-03899-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
EventWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering - Munich, Germany
Duration: 7 Sep 200912 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Number10
Volume25
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277

Congress

CongressWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period7/09/0912/09/09
OtherImage Processing, Biosignal Processing, Modelling and Simulation, Biomechanics

Keywords

  • autonomous
  • robotics
  • sensory guided
  • surgery

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