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A Hand Guided Robotic Planning System for Laser Osteotomy in Surgery

  • H. Mönnich
  • D. Stein
  • J. Raczkowsky
  • H. Wörn
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 25/6)

Abstract

In this paper a way to use a KUKA lightweight robot (LWR) for an intuitive planning of surgical interventions is presented. It is possible to guide the robot by hand and this is used for the planning of the trajectory for bone cutting on the skull. The robot allows hand guided movements that can be used to record the coordinates of the trajectory. The planning system is constructed for a laser osteotomy system including a pilot laser. While the pilot laser shows the position of the point on the real skull, the same position is shown on the model inside the visualization program. Thus the vertices points for the trajectories are selected and the computed trajectory is shown on the model.

Keywords

Surgical robotics surgical planning force feedback laser osteotomy 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Mönnich
    • 1
  • D. Stein
    • 1
  • J. Raczkowsky
    • 1
  • H. Wörn
    • 1
  1. 1.IPR KarlsruheUniversity of KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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