- An automated insertion tool for cochlear implants: another step towards atraumatic cochlear implant surgeryAndreas Hussong
Institute of Mechatronic Systems former Institute of Robotics, Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Appelstrasse 11a, 30167, Hannover, Germany
Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg 5:163-71. 2010..The authors propose a tool for automation of the insertion process to achieve this...
- Automated insertion of preformed cochlear implant electrodes: evaluation of curling behaviour and insertion forces on an artificial cochlear modelThomas S Rau
Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University of Hannover, Carl Neuberg Str 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany
Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg 5:173-81. 2010..Studies on an artificial scala tympani model were performed in order to evaluate force application when using the insertion tool...
- Determination of the curling behavior of a preformed cochlear implant electrode arrayThomas S Rau
Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University Hannover, Carl Neuberg Str 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany
Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg 6:421-33. 2011..In image-guided surgery, especially using an automated insertion tool, the overall accuracy of the operative procedure can be improved by adapting the electrode array's intracochlear movement to the individual cochlear shape...
- Conception and design of an automated insertion tool for cochlear implantsAndreas Hussong
Institute of Robotics, Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2008:5593-6. 2008..Moreover the device allows reliable and repeatable insertion studies at synthetic models or cadaver specimen. The functionality of the tool is proofed with first experiments on a synthetic model...