Image-based Automated Insertion of Cochlear Implants
|Duration:||2006 - 2008|
|Funded by:||Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)|
The Institute of Mechatronic Systems developed a robot-assisted, minimal-invasive approach to the cochlea, drilling a small channel from the lateral skull base to the cochlea. In this context, the problem arises to insert the electrode into the cochlea via the keyhole access, which is not manually applicable by the surgeon any more. Main target of the project is the development of an automated insertion tool to insert the electrode via the keyhole access. The project is carried out in cooperation with the Department of Otolaryngology of the Hannover Medical School (MHH).