Development of the ultra-miniaturized inertial measurement unit WB3 for objective skill analysis and assessment in neurosurgery: Preliminary results

Massimiliano Zecca, Salvatore Sessa, Zhuohua Lin, Takashi Suzuki, Tomoya Sasaki, Kazuko Itoh, Hiroshi Iseki, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

In recent years there has been an ever increasing amount of research and development of technologies and methodologies aimed at improving the safety of advanced surgery. In this context, several training methods and metrics have been proposed, in particular for laparoscopy, both to improve the surgeon's abilities and also to assess her/his skills. For neurosurgery, however, the extremely small movements and sizes involved have prevented until now the development of similar methodologies and systems. In this paper we present the development of the ultra-miniaturized Inertial Measurement Unit WB3 (at present the smallest, lightest, and best performing in the world) for practical application in neurosurgery as skill assessment tool. This paper presents the feasibility study for quantitative discrimination of movements of experienced surgeons and beginners in a simple pick and place scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2009 - 12th International Conference, Proceedings
Pages443-450
Number of pages8
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event12th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2009 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2009 Sep 202009 Sep 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume5761 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period09/9/2009/9/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Zecca, M., Sessa, S., Lin, Z., Suzuki, T., Sasaki, T., Itoh, K., Iseki, H., & Takanishi, A. (2009). Development of the ultra-miniaturized inertial measurement unit WB3 for objective skill analysis and assessment in neurosurgery: Preliminary results. In Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2009 - 12th International Conference, Proceedings (PART 1 ed., pp. 443-450). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5761 LNCS, No. PART 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04268-3_55