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1. (WO2013144940) HAFTIC SIMULATION AND SURGICAL LOCATION MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/144940    International Application No.:    PCT/IL2013/000032
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 19 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A61B 19/00
A61C 8/00
Applicants: NAVIGATE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
DAON, Ehud
Inventors: NAVIGATE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
DAON, Ehud
Title: HAFTIC SIMULATION AND SURGICAL LOCATION MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
A system and method for monitoring a surgical site employs a fiducial reference (1160) with attached tracking marker (1170). The marker may be tracked by a tracker (1130). Image information about the surgical site is provided to a controller that updates a model of the surgical site derived from a prior scan of the surgical site. The system and method allow the user to select between monitoring the real surgery (1030) and performing virtual surgery (1040) using a digital manipulator device (910, 1110). The system may be operated with the user located remotely from the surgical site and operating a remotely operable surgical instrument controlled by the digital manipulator device. The system may select between employing a stationary model and a model that is updated in real time based on the real time image information from the surgical site. The manipulator device may be a haptic feedback device and the haptic feedback may be optionally employed.