Investigation of magnetic guidance of cochlear implants

James R. Clark, Lisandro Leon, Frank M. Warren, Jake J. Abbott

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Abstract

Cochlear implants have become a standard treatment for many with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. However, delicate cochlear structures can be damaged during surgical insertion, which can lead to loss of residual hearing and decreased implant effectiveness. We propose a magnetic guidance concept in which a magnetically tipped cochlear implant is guided as it is inserted into the cochlea. In a scaled in vitro experimental study, we record insertion forces for nonguided and magnetically guided insertion experiments and compare the results. Results indicate that magnetic guidance reduced insertion forces by approximately 50%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIROS'11 - 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating 50 Years of Robotics
Pages1321-1326
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 29 2011
Event2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: Celebrating 50 Years of Robotics, IROS'11 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 25 2011Sep 30 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Other

Other2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: Celebrating 50 Years of Robotics, IROS'11
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period9/25/119/30/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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Clark, J. R., Leon, L., Warren, F. M., & Abbott, J. J. (2011). Investigation of magnetic guidance of cochlear implants. In IROS'11 - 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: Celebrating 50 Years of Robotics (pp. 1321-1326). [6048142] (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2011.6048142