Development of the airway management training system WKA-4: For improved high-fidelity reproduction of real patient conditions, and improved tongue and mandible mechanisms

Yohan Noh, Kazuki Ebihara, Masanao Segawa, Chunbao Wang, Hiroyuki Ishii, Jorge Solis, Atsuo Takanishi, Kazuyuki Hatake, Satoru Shoji

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Abstract

In recent years advanced robotic technology has seen more use in the medical field to assist in the development of efficient training systems. Such training systems must fulfill the following criteria: they must provide quantitative information, must simulate the real-world conditions of the task, and assure training effectiveness. We developed Waseda Kyotokagaku Airway series to fulfill all of those requirements. The WKA series we had developed does not consider external appearance such as patient skin, or internal appearance such as the pharynx, larynx, and esophagus. Moreover, the tongue mechanism of the previous system can not precisely measure the force applied by medical devices and cannot simulate muscle stiffness. In addition, the mandible mechanism of the previous system could not adequately reproduce various airway difficulties or apply force control. For these reasons, we propose the WKA-4, which has high-fidelity simulated human anatomy, and we have improved the mechanism over the previous system. We have also attached a lung to the proposed system to improve simulation of the real-world conditions of the task. In this paper, we present how to design several organs with various embedded sensors and actuators, for a conventional patient model with high-fidelity simulated human anatomy. We also present the control system for the WKA-4. Finally, we present a set of experiments carried out using doctors as subjects, and they gave their valuable opinions about our system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Pages1726-1731
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011 - Shanghai
Duration: 2011 May 92011 May 13

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Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011
CityShanghai
Period11/5/911/5/13

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Force control
Muscle
Skin
Robotics
Actuators
Stiffness
Control systems
Sensors
Experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Noh, Y., Ebihara, K., Segawa, M., Wang, C., Ishii, H., Solis, J., ... Shoji, S. (2011). Development of the airway management training system WKA-4: For improved high-fidelity reproduction of real patient conditions, and improved tongue and mandible mechanisms. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 1726-1731). [5980442] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2011.5980442

Development of the airway management training system WKA-4 : For improved high-fidelity reproduction of real patient conditions, and improved tongue and mandible mechanisms. / Noh, Yohan; Ebihara, Kazuki; Segawa, Masanao; Wang, Chunbao; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Solis, Jorge; Takanishi, Atsuo; Hatake, Kazuyuki; Shoji, Satoru.

Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2011. p. 1726-1731 5980442.

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

Noh, Y, Ebihara, K, Segawa, M, Wang, C, Ishii, H, Solis, J, Takanishi, A, Hatake, K & Shoji, S 2011, Development of the airway management training system WKA-4: For improved high-fidelity reproduction of real patient conditions, and improved tongue and mandible mechanisms. in Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation., 5980442, pp. 1726-1731, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011, Shanghai, 11/5/9. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2011.5980442
Noh Y, Ebihara K, Segawa M, Wang C, Ishii H, Solis J et al. Development of the airway management training system WKA-4: For improved high-fidelity reproduction of real patient conditions, and improved tongue and mandible mechanisms. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2011. p. 1726-1731. 5980442 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2011.5980442
Noh, Yohan ; Ebihara, Kazuki ; Segawa, Masanao ; Wang, Chunbao ; Ishii, Hiroyuki ; Solis, Jorge ; Takanishi, Atsuo ; Hatake, Kazuyuki ; Shoji, Satoru. / Development of the airway management training system WKA-4 : For improved high-fidelity reproduction of real patient conditions, and improved tongue and mandible mechanisms. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2011. pp. 1726-1731
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