The Institute for Robotics and Cognitive Systems focusses on high-precision, real-time robotics and navigation in medicine. One of our projects, the first robotized TMS system (now ANT smartMoveTM) was developed in 2006. Since then, several neuronavigational projects, including the design of custom-built small-animal and human stereotaxy robots and the creation of a framework for optimized direct current stimulation, have been performed.
Gasca F, Wissel T, Hadjar H, Schlaefer A, Schweikard A (2012). Sparsely optimized multi-electrode transcranial direct current stimulation, in: Bernstein Conference, Front Comput Neurosci, Munich.
Heinig M, Govela MF, Gasca F, Dold C, Hofmann UG, Tronnier V, Schlaefer A, Schweikard A (2011). MARS - Motor Assisted Robotic Stereotaxy System, in: Proceedings of the 5th Int IEEE EMBS Conf Neural Eng:334 – 337.
Gasca F, Marshall L, Binder S, Schlaefer A, Hofmann UG, Schweikard A (2011). Finite Element Simulation of Transcranial Current Stimulation in Realistic Rat Head Model, in: Int IEEE EMBS Conf on Neural Eng: 36-39.
Matthäus L, Trillenberg P, Fadini T, Finke M, Schweikard A (2008). Brain mapping with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation using a refined Correlation Ratio and Kendall's tau. Statistics in Medicine 27:5252—5270.
Matthäus L, Trillenberg P, Bodensteiner C, Giese A, Schweikard A (2006). Robotized TMS for motion compensated navigated brain stimulation, in: Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS), 20th International Congress.