Development of a Suture/Ligature training system designed to provide quantitative information of the learning progress of trainees

Nobuki Oshima, Muhamad Aizudding, Ryu Midorikawa, Jorge Solis, Yu Ogura, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    Surgeons, during a medical intervention, perform different kinds of manual tasks with dexterity and precision. In order to assure the success of the intervention, medical students are trained several years using training models so that they can perform such tasks with accuracy to avoid any possible risk to patients. However, current training models are merely designed to imitate the surgical procedure without providing any further information about the how well the task was done. For that reason; in this paper, the development of a Suture/Ligature Training System is proposed to imitate surgical procedures as well as provide quantitative information of the learning progress of trainees. As a first approach, a training system was designed to simulate the suture and ligature tasks. The proposed training system includes a skin dummy with an array of embedded photo interrupters to detect the movement of the skin dummy; without requiring any modification on the surgical instrument. In this paper, different task parameters were proposed to understand trainees' learning progress and different experiments were carried out to identify the evaluation parameters that may provide useful information about how well the task was performed. As a result from the experiments, the evaluation parameters for the suture and ligature were determined. Finally, an evaluation function was proposed and further experiments were proposed to verify its effectiveness. From the results of the experiments, we could effectively distinguish quantitatively the differences of skill levels between surgeons and unskilled persons as well as identifying the learning progress of trainees by plotting the learning curve.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    Pages2285-2291
    Number of pages7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA'07 - Rome
    Duration: 2007 Apr 102007 Apr 14

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    Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA'07
    CityRome
    Period07/4/1007/4/14

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    • Software
    • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Oshima, N., Aizudding, M., Midorikawa, R., Solis, J., Ogura, Y., & Takanishi, A. (2007). Development of a Suture/Ligature training system designed to provide quantitative information of the learning progress of trainees. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 2285-2291). [4209424] https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2007.363660

    Development of a Suture/Ligature training system designed to provide quantitative information of the learning progress of trainees. / Oshima, Nobuki; Aizudding, Muhamad; Midorikawa, Ryu; Solis, Jorge; Ogura, Yu; Takanishi, Atsuo.

    Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2007. p. 2285-2291 4209424.

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

    Oshima, N, Aizudding, M, Midorikawa, R, Solis, J, Ogura, Y & Takanishi, A 2007, Development of a Suture/Ligature training system designed to provide quantitative information of the learning progress of trainees. in Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation., 4209424, pp. 2285-2291, 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA'07, Rome, 07/4/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2007.363660
    Oshima N, Aizudding M, Midorikawa R, Solis J, Ogura Y, Takanishi A. Development of a Suture/Ligature training system designed to provide quantitative information of the learning progress of trainees. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2007. p. 2285-2291. 4209424 https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2007.363660
    Oshima, Nobuki ; Aizudding, Muhamad ; Midorikawa, Ryu ; Solis, Jorge ; Ogura, Yu ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / Development of a Suture/Ligature training system designed to provide quantitative information of the learning progress of trainees. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2007. pp. 2285-2291
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