The introduction of a new robot for assistance in ophthalmic surgery

M. A. Nasseri, M. Eder, S. Nair, E. C. Dean, M. Maier, D. Zapp, C. P. Lohmann, A. Knoll

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Abstract

This paper introduces the design and development of a new robotic system to assist surgeons performing ophthalmic surgeries. The robot itself is very compact and similar to an average human hand in size. Its primary application is intraocular micromanipulation in order to overcome the existing challenges in treatment of diseases like Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO). The novel hybrid mechanism designed for this robot allows microscale motions and is stable in the presence of vibrations common in operation room (OR). The robotic system can be easily integrated into standard operation rooms and does not require modification of conventional surgical tools. This compact microsurgical system is suitable for mounting on the patient's head and thereby, solves the problem of patient motion. The compatibility of the robotic system with a real world surgical setup was evaluated and confirmed in this work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Pages5682-5685
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 3 Jul 20137 Jul 2013

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOsaka
Period3/07/137/07/13

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