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Cochlear implants: safe procedure thanks to surgical robots

Interview with Prof. Stefan Weber, D. Eng., ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern

05/22/2017

Image: Man with auburn hair and blue shirt - Prof. Stefan Weber; Copyright: private

Prof. Stefan Weber; ©private

Image: Black-and-white picture, with some structures of the human body highlighted in color; Copyright: ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern

RCI trajectory for entry into the cochlea at the preplanned angle. yellow: facial nerve, orange: chorda tympani, light blue: cochlea, dark blue: posterior wall of the external auditory canal, purple: ossicles, green: planned trajectory, grey: robot drill bit; ©ARTORG, University of Bern

Image: Surgical robot with a camera system over the phantom of a patient; Copyright: ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Universität Bern

Robot aligned with entry trajectory on phantom head; ©ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern

Image: Graphic showing the cochlear implant in the skull; Copyright: ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Universität Bern

RCI drill trajectory across the mastoid bone; ©ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern

Image: Surgeon in the OR is using the robot during cochlear implantation; Copyright: Gianni Pauciello/HNO-Klinik Inselspital Bern

A surgeon in the OR is using the robot during cochlear implantation; ©Gianni Pauciello/ENT clinic, Bern University Hospital

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann