Navigated control functional: Combining surgical navigation and real-time nerve activity measurement for a drill's motor control

Jiaxi Shi, Sebastian Heininger, Tim C. Lueth

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Abstract

This paper presents a new method Navigated Control Functional for protecting a nerve from damage during surgery. This method combines surgical navigation and realtime nerve activity measurement for power control of a surgical drill's motor. The power of a drill's motor is automatically reduced when the nerve activity is identified as critical or the drill reaches a predefined prohibited area. The purpose of this method is to increase the safety of patients (especially nerves) and the ergonomics of surgeons and also to shorten the operation time. Furthermore, a laboratory experiment shows the feasibility of this method in principle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 9 May 201113 May 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period9/05/1113/05/11

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