Mouth operated neurosurgical robot

Thomas Sugar, Paul Fussell

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Abstract

Medical robots in neurosurgery are currently used to accurately position a microscope in consonance with MRI images to allow positional awareness relative to important features of surgical focus. Currently, these robots must be "hand" adjusted by the surgeon, unlike the mouth- operated, counterbalanced linkages that are adjusted using a mouth interface. A human interface to the robot will allow smooth operation as well as new programmable motions not obtainable with the non-actuated microscope stands. A robotically guided microscope will be able to move in a spherical motion allowing for quicker and easier focus about a point of interest. Future work in robotic augmentation must certainly allow tools to be manipulated. As a first step, we mount a biopsy holder on a parallel robot and discuss the compliance issues of the entire system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Pages1113-1118
Number of pages6
Volume2
StatePublished - 2001
Event2001 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2001Sep 12 2001

Other

Other2001 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period9/9/019/12/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Sugar, T., & Fussell, P. (2001). Mouth operated neurosurgical robot. In Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 1113-1118)