Intuitive operability evaluation of surgical robot using brain activity measurement to determine immersive reality

Satoshi Miura, Yo Kobayashi, Kazuya Kawamura, Masatoshi Seki, Yasutaka Nakashima, Takehiko Noguchi, Masahiro Kasuya, Yuki Yokoo, Masakatsu G. Fujie

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    Abstract

    Surgical robots have improved considerably in recent years, but intuitive operability, which represents user inter-operability, has not been quantitatively evaluated. Therefore, for design of a robot with intuitive operability, we propose a method to measure brain activity to determine intuitive operability. The objective of this paper is to determine the master configuration against the monitor that allows users to perceive the manipulator as part of their own body. We assume that the master configuration produces an immersive reality experience for the user of putting his own arm into the monitor. In our experiments, as subjects controlled the hand controller to position the tip of the virtual slave manipulator on a target in a surgical simulator, we measured brain activity through brain-imaging devices. We performed our experiments for a variety of master manipulator configurations with the monitor position fixed. For all test subjects, we found that brain activity was stimulated significantly when the master manipulator was located behind the monitor. We conclude that this master configuration produces immersive reality through the body image, which is related to visual and somatic sense feedback.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
    Pages337-343
    Number of pages7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012 - San Diego, CA
    Duration: 2012 Aug 282012 Sep 1

    Other

    Other34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012
    CitySan Diego, CA
    Period12/8/2812/9/1

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Signal Processing
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Health Informatics

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    Miura, S., Kobayashi, Y., Kawamura, K., Seki, M., Nakashima, Y., Noguchi, T., Kasuya, M., Yokoo, Y., & Fujie, M. G. (2012). Intuitive operability evaluation of surgical robot using brain activity measurement to determine immersive reality. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (pp. 337-343). [6345938] https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2012.6345938