Objective evaluation of laparoscopic surgical skills using waseda bioinstrumentation system WB-3

Zhuohua Lin, Munenori Uemura, Massimiliano Zecca, Salvatore Sessa, Hiroyuki Ishii, Luca Bartolomeo, Kazuko Itoh, Morimasa Tomikawa, Takeshi Odaira, Kazuo Tanoue, Satoshi Ieiri, Kozo Konishi, Makoto Hashizume, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    Performing laparoscopic surgery requires several skills which have never been required for conventional open surgery, surgeons experience difficulties in learning and mastering these techniques. Various training methods and metrics have been developed in order to assess and improve surgeon's operative abilities. While these training metrics are currently widely being used, skill evaluation methods are still far from being objective in the regular laparoscopic skill education. This study proposes a methodology of defining a processing model to objectively evaluate surgical performance and skill expertise in the routine laparoscopic training course. Our approach is based on the analysis of kinematic data describing the movements of surgeon's upper limbs. An ultra-miniaturized wearable motion capture system (Waseda Bioinstrumentation system WB-3), therefore, has been developed to measure and analyze these movements. The skill evaluation model was trained by using the subjects' motion features acquired from WB-3 system and further validated to classify the expertise levels of the subjects with different laparoscopic experience. Experimental results show that, the proposed methodology can be efficiently used both for quantitative assessment of surgical performance, and for the discrimination between expert surgeons and novices.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2010
    Pages247-252
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2010 - Tianjin
    Duration: 2010 Dec 142010 Dec 18

    Other

    Other2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2010
    CityTianjin
    Period10/12/1410/12/18

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Biotechnology
    • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Lin, Z., Uemura, M., Zecca, M., Sessa, S., Ishii, H., Bartolomeo, L., Itoh, K., Tomikawa, M., Odaira, T., Tanoue, K., Ieiri, S., Konishi, K., Hashizume, M., & Takanishi, A. (2010). Objective evaluation of laparoscopic surgical skills using waseda bioinstrumentation system WB-3. In 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2010 (pp. 247-252). [5723335] https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2010.5723335