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A study published in Science Robotics suggests that a high-precision surgical robot for cochlear implantation has been developed, ScienceDaily reported Wednesday.
Study author Stefan Weber said "the robot relies on a number of sensors which are a high-accuracy, optical tracking system, a sensor for resistance that can 'feel' the texture of the bone while drilling, and a radar-like nerve stimulation probe that sends small electric pulses into the bone from which the robot can compute whether or not it is on the preplanned track."
The technology underwent technical and laboratory testing stages to ensure patient safety, according to the news source.
"Our results encourage us that we have addressed many of the challenges of using a robot for cochlear implantation surgery," said study author Marco Caversaccio.
The researchers are reportedly planning further developments including drug delivery to the inner ear.
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