A real-time, soft robotic patient positioning system for maskless head-and-neck cancer radiotherapy: An initial investigation

Olalekan P. Ogunmolu, Xuejun Gu, Steve Jiang, Nicholas R. Gans

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

We present an initial examination of a novel approach to accurately position a patient during head and neck intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Position-based visual-servoing of a radio-transparent soft robot is used to control the flexion/extension cranial motion of a manikin head. A Kinect RGB-D camera is used to measure head position and the error between the sensed and desired position is used to control a pneumatic system which regulates pressure within an inflatable air bladder (IAB). Results show that the system is capable of controlling head motion to within 2mm with respect to a reference trajectory. This establishes proof-of-concept that using multiple IABs and actuators can improve cancer treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationAutomation for a Sustainable Future, CASE 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1539-1545
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781467381833
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 7 2015
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2015 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: Aug 24 2015Aug 28 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Volume2015-October
ISSN (Print)2161-8070
ISSN (Electronic)2161-8089

Other

Other11th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2015
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period8/24/158/28/15

Keywords

  • Emerging Topics in Automation
  • Life Sciences and Health Care
  • Mechatronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A real-time, soft robotic patient positioning system for maskless head-and-neck cancer radiotherapy: An initial investigation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this