Robotic-assisted platform for spinal surgery: A preliminary study

Térence Essomba, Med Amine Laribi, Juan Sandoval, Chieh Tsai Wu, Saïd Zeghloul

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This paper presents a preliminary study for the design of a robotic-assisted platform dedicated to minimally invasive spinal surgery (MISS) with two possible human-robot collaboration modes: co-manipulation and tele-operation mode. A motion capture system composed of 8 high resolution infrared cameras has been used to study the surgeon gestures during a classical surgery performed on cadaver. The obtained results are analyzed to define the main robot specifications, such as its workspace.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanisms and Machine Science
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
ISSN (Print)2211-0984
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0992


  • Cervical surgery
  • Motion capture
  • Robot-assisted surgery


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