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Lecture:《Computer- and Robot-Assisted Workstations for Orthopaedic and Craniofacial Surgery》

April 21,2016  10:00-11:00

Room 416 ,Yifu Building,BUAA

Title: Computer- and Robot-Assisted Workstations for Orthopaedic and Craniofacial Surgery
Recent advances in informatics, medical imaging, robotics, and biomechanics provide exciting opportunities for developing integrated surgical systems. These systems can help surgeons improve conventional approaches while further empowering them to test novel surgical intervention techniques. An ideal integrated interventional system will help the surgeon make use of both patient-specific (e.g. medical images) and population-specific information (e.g. statistical and anatomical atlases) to perform technical analysis for optimizing a surgical plan. The system will also include intraoperative navigation and real-time update of the preoperative plans. Furthermore, the overall system architecture will also include tools for patient-specific outcomes evaluation. The new evaluation data will further populate and improve the existing informatics databases. The talk will discuss our efforts in developing such computer/robot assisted systems for four different surgical procedures: femoroplasty, treatment of osteolysis, periacetabular osteotomy, and total face-jaw-teeth transplant. Specifically, we discuss our current efforts in the development of continuum dexterous manipulators and their tools for the treatment of osteolysis.

Mehran Armand is a member of principal staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) and holds joint appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery. At JHU/APL he is currently the principal investigator of programs in robotics, clinical biomechanics, and computer-integrated surgery. In 1998, he received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from University of Waterloo in Canada focusing on bipedal locomotion and human dynamics. Prior to joining JHU/APL in 2000, he completed two postdoctoral fellowships at JHU departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Otolaryngology- head and neck surgery in the areas of biomechanics and vestibular physiology, respectively. Dr. Armand currently directs the collaborative Laboratory for Biomechanical- and Image-Guided Surgical Systems (BIGSS) within the Center Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR) at JHU/Whiting school of engineering. He also co-directes of the newly established AVICENNA center for advancing surgical technologies, located at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.