Wireless smart surgical instrumentation for spinal interventions.

A novel computer-assisted instrument with a shape similar to existing spinal spreaders was developed with the objective to characterize the biomechanical parameters of the spinal segment.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département HESB | Technique et informatique
  • Pôle de recherche Human Centered Engineering
  • Champ de recherche Human Centered Engineering
  • Organisme de financement FNS
  • Durée 01.01.2005 - 15.09.2009
  • Direction du projet Jürgen Burger
  • Équipe du projet Sveva Ambrosetti-Giudici
    Alois Pfenniger
  • Partenaires - établissements de recherche, y c. BFH Christian Doppler Clinic, Salzburg
    ETH Zürich
    University of Bern

Contexte initial

A novel computer-assisted instrument with a shape similar to existing spinal spreaders was developed. Investigation of the viscoelastic properties as well as the dynamic spinal stiffness was performed in the frame of a clinical study. Measurements were performed intra-operatively on the operated spinal segment.

But

The objective of the current study is to further characterize the in vivo biomechanical properties of the human lumbar spinal segment (HLSS) by using a newly developed computer-assisted spinal instrument.

Compétences clés

Sensors. Telemetry. Mechanics. Medical device regulations. Electronics.