The robot features an auto-insertion mode, which can insert up to 6 threads (192 electrodes) per minute. While the entire insertion procedure can be automated, the surgeon retains full control, and if desired, can make manual micro-adjustments to the thread position before each insertion into the cortex. The neurosurgical robot is compatible with sterile shrouding, and has features to facilitate successful and rapid insertions such as automatic sterile ultrasonic cleaning of the needle. The needle pincher cartridge (NPC; fig. 2C) is the portion of the inserter head that makes direct contact with brain tissue and is a consumable that can be replaced mid-surgery in under a minute.
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Published on Jul 24, 2019
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