Place of Birth: Wuppertal
Researcher at the Institute for Process Control and Robotics at the University of Karlsruhe(TH)
"Initial registration of anatomical landmarks in soft tissue using navigated ultrasound" at the Institute for Process Control and Robotics at the University of Karlsruhe(TH).
10/2000 - 05/2006
Study of computer science at the University of Karlsruhe(TH). Extensive knowledge in robotics and knowledge based systems
Robot assisted laser osteotomy
Previous research work showed the principal feasibility of cutting bone using laser. Thereby mere static experimental setups were used and bone preparations were positioned relative to the laser system manually. The fine bone removal and the achievable high precision as well as the cutting process constraints (ablation only in the focal point of the laser beam), are reaching the bounds of the manual achievable accuracy from a surgeon. Therefore laser osteotomy requires the utilization of computer- and robot-assisted surgery methods. A robotic assistance system which executes preoperatively planned cutting geometries intraoperatively using laser is not existent nowadays. In the scope of this reasearch the following scientific key questions should be answered: How to implement laser cutting of bone with the help of robotic methods? Which cutting accuracies are obtainable with a robot assistance system? How to plan the thermo-mechanical hard tissue ablation preoperatively? Which parameters are essential for optimizing the ablation process? Which cutting geometries can be processed with robot assisted laser osteotomy? And for which medical intervention areas is robot-assisted laser osteotomy applicable?
AccuRobAs - Accurate Robot Assistant
AccuRobAs is part of the 6th framework programme by the EU. The main objective of the project is to develop an innovative and universal robotic assistant system, characterised by an increased accuracy. Autonomous medical interventions (e.g. robot assisted laser ablation) as well as telemanipulated minimally invasive surgery (e.g. palpation) will be possible, due to the open and modular system architecture. More...
Robot Assisted Bone Repositioning
The project is encouraged by the DFG and the aim is to build up an end-effector to assist the surgeon during repositioning of the bone. More...