Bone motion tracking system

  • US 6,322,567 B1
  • Filed: 02/09/1999
  • Issued: 11/27/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/14/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of tracking and compensating for bone motion when operating on a bone with a surgical robotic arm, comprising:

  • registering the surgical robotic arm to the bone with a six degree of freedom position sensor;

    tracking movements of the bone with the six degree of freedom position sensor; and

    updating the registration as the bone moves.

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