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Soft Robotics pp 265-271 | Cite as

Flexible Robot for Laser Phonomicrosurgery

  • Dennis Kundrat
  • Andreas Schoob
  • Lüder A. Kahrs
  • Tobias Ortmaier
Conference paper

Abstract

In this contribution we present a customized flexible robot developed as endoscopic device for laser phonomicrosurgery. Following the idea of soft robotics we describe the conventional clinical setting and adjunct benefits of the proposed assistance device to facilitate gentle surgery and usability in the operating room. Design constraints are obtained from medical image data implementing a mechanical design comprising compliant and flexible sections, actuation unit and multifunctional tip. We present results of a proof of concept experiment using a patient phantom, demonstrating the applicability of our system for laryngeal access.

Keywords

Vocal Fold Transoral Laser Microsurgery Medical Image Data Robot Operating System Actuation Unit 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Kundrat
    • 1
  • Andreas Schoob
    • 1
  • Lüder A. Kahrs
    • 1
  • Tobias Ortmaier
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mechatronic SystemsLeibniz University HannoverHannoverGermany

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