A new evaluation and training system for micro-telemanipulation at the middle ear

Thomas Maier, Gero Strauss, Markus Scholz, Thomas Berger, Anne Kielhorn, Konrad Entsfellner, Christian Willim, Wolfgang Buscher, Andreas Dietz, Tim C. Lueth

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Abstract

In this article, a new surgical model for evaluating telemanipulators used in middle ear surgery is presented. The purpose of this work was to develop an evaluation and training system which imitates a typical surgical task of middle ear surgery and which can easily be repeated in order to get significant result. The abstract task can be performed manually or by means of a microsurgical telemanipulator and guaranties stable experimental conditions between different subjects at any time. As a task the stapedotomy was chosen, due to the high demands in positioning and in applying forces to the delicate structures in the middle ear. The manual and telemanipulated performance of 15 ENT surgeons and 17 medical students was compared using this evaluation and training system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2012
Pages932-935
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 28 Aug 20121 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period28/08/121/09/12

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