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1. (WO2017060832) OPTICAL PROXIMITY SENSING SYSTEM FOR ATRAUMATIC COCHEA IMPLANT SURGERY
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Pub. No.: WO/2017/060832 International Application No.: PCT/IB2016/055959
Publication Date: 13.04.2017 International Filing Date: 05.10.2016
IPC:
A61N 1/36 (2006.01) ,H04R 25/00 (2006.01) ,A61B 5/00 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
N
ELECTROTHERAPY; MAGNETOTHERAPY; RADIATION THERAPY; ULTRASOUND THERAPY
1
Electrotherapy; Circuits therefor
18
Applying electric currents by contact electrodes
32
alternating or intermittent currents
36
for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
R
LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
25
Deaf-aid sets
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5
Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
Applicants:
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL) [CH/CH]; EPFL-TTO EPFL Innovation Park J 1015 Lausanne, CH
MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY [US/US]; 243 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114, US
Inventors:
PSALTIS, Demetri; CH
PU, Ye; CH
MOSER, Christophe; CH
STANKOVIC, Konstantina; US
Agent:
WEIHS, Bruno; CH
Priority Data:
62/237,62906.10.2015US
Title (EN) OPTICAL PROXIMITY SENSING SYSTEM FOR ATRAUMATIC COCHEA IMPLANT SURGERY
(FR) SYSTÈME DE DÉTECTION DE PROXIMITÉ OPTIQUE POUR INTERVENTION CHIRURGICALE AVEC IMPLANT COCHLÉAIRE ATRAUMATIQUE
Abstract:
(EN) The design of a proximity sensor to be integrated into cochlea implants is described. The sensor allows the anticipation of contact between the cochlear implant and intracochlear structures, including the cochlear canal wall and basilar membrane, providing a feedback or an alarm to the surgeon performing the implant insertion such that trauma to the cochlea is avoided. This helps to preserve any residual hearing ability in patients who receive the surgical implant.
(FR) L'invention concerne la conception d'un capteur de proximité à intégrer dans des implants cochléaires. Le capteur permet l'anticipation d'un contact entre l'implant cochléaire et les structures intracochléaires, comprenant la membrane basilaire et la paroi du canal cochléaire, envoyant un retour ou une alarme à l'attention du chirurgien réalisant l'introduction de l'implant de telle sorte qu'un traumatisme de la cochlée est évité. Cela aide à préserver toute capacité auditive résiduelle chez des patients qui reçoivent l'implant chirurgical.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)