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Projects of M. Sc. Sebastian Tauscher

Medical Systems & Vision

Robot-Assisted Surgery

Bild zum Projekt Genauigkeitssteigerung für die Roboterassistierte Chirurgie

Researcher:

M. Sc. Sebastian Tauscher

Brief description:

The topic of this project is the development of methods for minimally invasive surgical interventions at the lateral skull base. The goal is to increase the accuracy and safety of such interventions incorporating mechatronic assistance. The project is carried out in close cooperation with surgeons from the department of otolaryngology of the Hannover Medical School. As target application, a minimally invasive opening of the inner ear during cochlear implantation is considered. Cochlear implantation is the only efficient treatment of patients with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss or deafness. During the intervention, an electrode array is implanted into the windings of the inner ear (cochlea) and electrically stimulates the auditory nerve. This results in a hearing impression for the patient and allows them to understand spoken language or listen to music. The surgical intervention is characterised by a high degree of complexity and required accuracy. In order to achieve the desired accuracy and improve the surgeon’s physical precision, intraoperative navigation and robotic assistance are combined in this project.

 

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Interface for the Integration of a Robot in an Image-guided therapy System

Bild zum Projekt Schnittstellen zur Anbindung eines Roboters in ein bildgestütztes Therapiesystem

Researcher:

M. Sc. Sebastian Tauscher

Funded by:

KUKA Laboratories GmbH

Brief description:

Within this cooperative project with the KUKA Laboratories GmbH the Institute for Mechatronic Systems develops a generic interface concept for the integration of the Light Weight Robot (KUKA) in an image-guided therapy system. This leads to an easier Integration of the LWR into an image-guided therapy system. The interface concept is going to be tested and validated by integrating the KUKA LWR into the MediLAB environment in the medical technology laboratory of the institute.

 

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