Visual Support for the Positioning of Hearing Implants


We present a software planning tool that provides intuitive visual feedback for finding suitable positions of hearing implants in the human temporal bone. After an automatic reconstruction of the temporal bone anatomy the tool pre-positions the implant and allows the user to adjust its position interactively with simple 2D dragging and rotation operations on the bone’s surface. During this procedure, visual elements like warning labels on the implant or color encoded bone density information on the bone geometry provide guidance for the determination of a suitable fit.

Proc. 12. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer-Roboterassistierte Chirurgie (CURAC), 2013
Hans Lamecker
Hans Lamecker
Managing Director

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