A laser scanner system for investigating non-invasive matching strategies in computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery

S. Martelli, M. Fadda, P. Dario, M. Marcacci, G. P. Marcenaro, A. Visani

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Abstract

The possibility of using a noninvasive technique in robotic orthopaedic surgery for matching body parts with a robot reference frame is investigated. It is based on a laser range-finder mounted on a Puma 560 robot arm and aims at recognizing some significant features of bones during in-vitro simulations. Preliminary results indicate that the laser-range finder represents a possible noninvasive technique for guiding automated surgical procedures, especially in orthopedics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages1757-1758
Number of pages2
Volume13
Editionpt 4
ISBN (Print)0780302168
Publication statusPublished - 1991
EventProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Oct 31 1991Nov 3 1991

Other

OtherProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period10/31/9111/3/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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    Martelli, S., Fadda, M., Dario, P., Marcacci, M., Marcenaro, G. P., & Visani, A. (1991). A laser scanner system for investigating non-invasive matching strategies in computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (pt 4 ed., Vol. 13, pp. 1757-1758). Publ by IEEE.