RoboJig


Toward fully minimally invasive cochlear implantation surgery

RoboJig concept overview

Contact:

If your are interested in this technology, want to join a collaboration for further development, or just have additional questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Rau
rau.thomas@mh-hannover.de

Funding:

This project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF, grand number 13GW0019E). The official project profile can be found here (in German).


Further Reading:

Majdani O., Kluge M., Kreul D., Lexow J., Lenarz T., Rau Th. (2018b): Technical accuracy of the stereotactic minimally invasive “RoboJig” system for CI surgery. 5th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technology (CI 2018), June 27-30, Antwerp, Belgium.
Kluge M., Rau Th., Lexow J., Lenarz Th., Majdani O. (2018a): Evaluation of the positional accuracy of the RoboJig for minimally invasive cochlear implant surgery. In Proc. 89th Annual Meeting German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Mai 9-12, Lübeck, Germany. [DOI]
Majdani O., Kluge M., Kreul D., Lexow J., Lenarz Th., Rau Th. (2018a): Clinical assessment of the positioning accuracy of the RoboJig system by comparison with anatomical and surgical constraints. 89th Annual Meeting German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Mai 9-12, Lübeck, Germany. [DOI].
John S., Kluge M., Erfurt P., Müller S., Lexow J., Kahrs L. A., Rau Th., Ortmaier T., Majdani O., Lenarz Th. (2018a): Feasibility of a Simple, Safe, and High-Precision Approach to Minimally Invasive Cochlear Implantation. In Proc. Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) Vol 41:236-237.
Majdani O., Kluge M., Lexow G., John S., Kahrs L. A., Ortmaier T., Müller S., Gaa J., Nülle K., Lenarz Th., Rau Th. S. (2017c): Minimally invasive, mini-stereotactic approach for Cochlear Implant Surgery (CI): RoboJig. In: Proc. of 16th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery (CURAC), October 05-07, Hannover. Pages 37-38. ISBN 978-3-95900-158-8.
John S., Schurzig D., Alcacer-Labrador D., Timm M. E., Rau Th. S., Lenarz Th. (2017): Combining Surgical Expertise and Statistical Results for the Clinical Evaluation of the Cochlear Size and Shape. In: Proc. of 16th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery (CURAC), October 05-07, Hannover. Pages 101-105. ISBN 978-3-95900-158-8.
Kluge M., Lexow G. J., Lenarz Th., Majdani O., Rau Th. S. (2017b): Untersuchung zur Genauigkeit des intraoperativen Fertigungssystems für den RoboJig. In: Proc. of 16th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery (CURAC), October 05-07, Hannover. Pages 262-265. ISBN 978-3-95900-158-8.
Lexow G. J., Kluge M., Majdani O., Lenarz Th., Rau Th. S. (2017a): Phantom-based evaluation method for surgical assistance devices in minimally-invasive cochlear implantation. In Proc. SPIE Medical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling. 101352N. [DOI].
Kluge M., Rau Th. S., Lexow J., Kahrs L. A., Kobler J.-P., Ortmaier T., Lenarz Th., Majdani O. (2017a): Eine iterative Entwicklung eines Mini-Stereotaxiesystems für die laterale Schädelbasis. In: Proc. 88th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, May 24-27, Erfurt. [DOI].
Majdani O., Kluge M., Lexow G. J., John S., Kahrs L. A., Ortmaier T., Müller S., Lenarz Th., Rau, Th. S. (2017b): Minimally invasive, mini-stereotactic approach for Cochlear Implant Surgery: RoboJIG. In: Tagungsband Festival della Scienza Medica, April 20-23, Bologna.
Kluge M., Wellers J.-N., Lexow G. J., Lenarz Th., Müller S., Ortmaier T., Kahrs L. A., Majdani O., Rau Th. S. (2016): Experimentelle Untersuchung zur Bohrgenauigkeit von Spiralbohrern in Knochenersatzmaterial für die minimal-invasive Cochleaimplantat Chirurgie. In: Ansó J. et. al (Hrsg.): Proc. of 15th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery (CURAC), September 29 to October 1, Bern. pp. 164-169.
Lexow G. J., Rau Th. S., Kluge M., Majdani O. (2016): Kostengünstige Methoden zum Auffinden präoperativ geplanter Punkte an der lateralen Schädelbasis. In: Ansó J. et. al (Hrsg.): Proc. of 15th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery (CURAC), September 29 to October 1, Bern. Seiten 272-276.
John S., Rau Th. S., Kluge M., Lexow J., Gaa J., Müller S., Kahrs L., Majdani O., Ortmaier T., Lenarz T. (2016): Designkonzept und daraus abgeleitete Prototypen für eine resthörerhaltende, minimal-invasive CI Operationsstrategie „RoboJig“. In Proc. 87th Annual Meeting German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, May 04-07, Düsseldorf.
Kluge M., Rau Th. S., Lexow G. J., Kobler J.-P., John S., Lenarz Th., Ortmaier T., Kahrs L. A., Majdani O. (2015): Anatomische Bauraumanalyse für knochenverankerte Mini-Stereotaxiesysteme der lateralen Schädelbasis. In: Proc. of 14th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery (CURAC), September 17-19, Bremen. Seiten 337-342.
John S., Kluge M., Kobler J.-K., Rau Th. S. Lexow J., Gaa J., Müller S., Kahrs L., Majdani O., Ortmaier T., Lenarz Th. (2015): Towards minimally invasive cochlea implantation by individualized mini-stereotactic frames for children and adults. 12th European Symposium Pediatric Cochlear Implant (ESPCI 2015), June 18-21, Toulouse.
John S., Kluge M., Kobler J. P., Lexow J., Rau Th. S., Gaa J., Müller S., Kahrs L., Majdani O., Ortmaier T., Lenarz T. (2015): RoboJiG – Overview and Design Decisions for a New Integrated, Minimally Invasive CI Surgery Strategy. 3rd Congress of European ORL-HNS, June 07-11, Prag.
Majdani O., John S., Kluge M., Kobler J.-P., Lexow J., Gaa J., Müller S., Kahrs L., Ortmaier T., Lenarz T., Rau Th. S. (2015): A novel individualized stereotactic frame for minimally invasive Cochlear Implant Surgery. In: Proc. 49th Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (BMT), September 16-18, Lübeck.

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