Development of Airway Management training system WKA-4: Provide useful feedback of trainee performance to trainee during Airway Management

Yohan Noh, Chunbao Wang, Mitsuhiro Tokumoto, Solis Jorge, Hiroyuki Ishii, Atsuo Takanishi, Hatake Kazuyuki, Satoru Shoji

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Abstract

The emerging field of medical robotics is aimed at introducing intelligent tools. More recently, thanks to the innovations in robot technology (RT), advanced medical training systems have been introduced to improve the skills of trainees. The principal challenges of developing efficient medical training systems is that they must simulate real-world conditions of the task, provide objective assessments of training progress, and provide useful feedback to trainees. So far, many medical training systems have been developed; however, those training system do not fulfill the three conditions of the Active Training system. For the proof of concept of an effective Active Training system, we proposed WKA-4 (Waseda Kyotokagaku Airway No.4) which satisfies all of the requirements of the Active Training system. In this paper, we present the hardware configuration of the WKA-4 briefly, which has 11 embedded actuators and 44 embedded sensors, and simulates real-world condition of the task. In addition, in order to verify the usefulness of feedback of the WKA-4 for medical training, a set of the experiments were carried out to a doctor group and two novice groups. One novice group is provided by the feedback of the embedded sensors of the WKA-4 while the other novice group is not. From the comparisons of the results of the experiments, we verify the effectiveness of our proposed Active Training system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2012 Proceedings
Pages423-428
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 24
Event6th International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2012 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2012 Jul 12012 Jul 4

Publication series

Name2012 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2012 Proceedings

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2012
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period12/7/112/7/4

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  • Biomedical Engineering

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Noh, Y., Wang, C., Tokumoto, M., Jorge, S., Ishii, H., Takanishi, A., Kazuyuki, H., & Shoji, S. (2012). Development of Airway Management training system WKA-4: Provide useful feedback of trainee performance to trainee during Airway Management. In 2012 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2012 Proceedings (pp. 423-428). [6275605] (2012 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2012 Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCME.2012.6275605