Biomechanical analysis of induced mental stress in laparoscopy surgical training by surface Electromyography

Luca Bartolomeo, Massimiliano Zecca, Salvatore Sessa, Zhuohua Lin, Hiroyuki Ishii, Hao Xu, Munenori Uemura, Yoshihiro Nagao, Morimasa Tomikawa, Makoto Hashizume, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

Laparoscopy is a very popular surgical technique for abdominal operations. Due to the difficulties in using the laparoscopes, the surgeons need an extensive training to acquire the right locomotive skill and perform operations. Usually, the training is performed with dry boxes with simple and repetitive exercises, like the peg-board, in which a trainee uses the instruments to move sequentially a set of rubber O rings positioned inside pegs. However, even if the dry box is a good method to train the dexterity of a trainee, it does not include the mental stress, that could be significant during the operation in the actual Operating Room (OR). In this paper we present the comparison results during a peg-board training without and with induced mental stress. In particular, the stress has been introduced by a proposed protocol adaptively setting a countdown with noisy alarm for the last 60s of the exercise. We compared the results by a biomechanical analysis using surface Electromyography, showing that the induced stress situation revealed a significant larger activation of the arms and shoulders muscles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012
Pages1194-1198
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 18
Event2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2012 Jun 242012 Jun 27

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
ISSN (Print)2155-1774

Conference

Conference2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period12/6/2412/6/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Bartolomeo, L., Zecca, M., Sessa, S., Lin, Z., Ishii, H., Xu, H., Uemura, M., Nagao, Y., Tomikawa, M., Hashizume, M., & Takanishi, A. (2012). Biomechanical analysis of induced mental stress in laparoscopy surgical training by surface Electromyography. In 2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012 (pp. 1194-1198). [6290723] (Proceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics). https://doi.org/10.1109/BioRob.2012.6290723