Rupert Lange

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Cardiopulmonary bypass was rarely used for patients undergoing emergency circulatory resuscitation due to the large size and complicated setup of currently available systems. The LIFEBRIDGE B 2 T System is a new portable system consisting of a disposable patient unit with a cardiopulmonary bypass circuit, a control unit, and a base unit with user interface.(More)
The introduction of telemanipulator systems into cardiac surgery enabled the heart surgeon to perform minimally invasive procedures with high precision and stereoscopic view. For further improvement and especially for inclusion of autonomous action sequences, implementation of force-feedback is necessary. The aim of our study was to provide a robotic(More)
Optimal port placement and intraoperative navigation in robotically assisted heart surgery improve the efficiency of a telemanipulator system. A new interface for preoperative interactive port placement on a 3D-plot of the patient's thorax was established. A multislice CT scan of the thorax with applied landmarks is performed. The CT segmentation and(More)
Modular neural networks integrate several neural networks and possibly standard processing methods. Tackling such models is a challenge, since various modules have to be combined, either sequentially or in parallel, and the simulations are time critical in many cases. For this, specific tools are prerequisite that are both flexible and efficient. We have(More)
⎯ Despite the fact that minimally invasive robotic surgery provides many advantages for patients like reduced trauma and shorter recovery times, the lack of force feedback complicates the application of available surgery systems. We present an evaluation platform which emulates the functionality of such a system. Additionally it is extended by a high(More)
For patients suffering from cardiogenic shock cardiopulmonary resuscitation may not be sufficient to restore normal heart function. However, their chances of survival may be increased with the use of an extracorporeal support system. With this system the patient's organs are perfused while being transported to the nearest hospital for proper treatment. In(More)
The introduction of telemanipulator systems into cardiac surgery enables the heart surgeon to perform sophisticated mini-invasive and endoscopic procedures with high precision under stereoscopic view. At present, the commercially available robotic surgical systems do not dispose of force feedback for the operating surgeon. The lack of haptic (force or(More)
The benefits of minimally invasive cardiac surgery are manifold, including less trauma to tissue and consequently less pain, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery. Nevertheless problems remain in the complex operative procedure with long instruments and small aditus to the operating field. In coronary artery bypass graft operations the exact(More)
The quantitative evaluation of functional neuroimaging experiments: The NPAIRS data analysis framework. Neuroimage 15:747-771. Nonlinear versus linear models in functional neuroimaging: Learning curves and generalization crossover. Kustra R, Strother SC. 2001. Penalized discriminant analysis of [15O]water PET brain images with prediction error selection of(More)