The medical engineering program of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe.


The research activities of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe on minimally-invasive surgery (MIS) have for several years improved techniques and instrumentation for different types of MIS. Many types of instruments and robotic devices have been developed and new techniques implemented. In this paper we present the most recent results from our different projects, such as endoscopic heart surgery, tracking systems, a camera guidance device, telemanipulator systems, minimally-invasive breast biopsy in closed-bore MRI, endoscopic training simulators and developments using smart materials (e.g. Nitinol).

DOI: 10.1080/13645700009169656

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@article{Fischer2000TheME, title={The medical engineering program of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe.}, author={Helmut A. Fischer and Maria Selig and J. Vagner and Bernd Vogel and Eckhard Hempel and M. Shamim Kaiser and K Brhel and Arne Hinz and A. Felden and A Sch{\"a}f and Lothar Gumb and Ulrike Ullrich and Andreas Gr{\"{u}nhagen and Udo Voges and H K{\"{u}hnapfel and H{\"{u}seyın Çakmak and Heiko Maa\ss and Horst Dieter Becker and H. Breitwieser and Ralf Mikut and Reinhold Oberle and Walter G. Eppler and Pascal Schlossmacher and Wilhelm Pfleging and W. A. Kaiser and St. Sch{\"{u}ler and Roman Cichon and Major Cornelius and Utz W Kappert and Marc Schurr and Gerhard F. Buess and Volkmar Falk}, journal={Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies : MITAT : official journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy}, year={2000}, volume={9 3-4}, pages={255-67} }