Surface EMG and heartbeat analysis preliminary results in surgical training: Dry boxes and live tissue

Luca Bartolomeo, Zhuohua Lin, Massimiliano Zecca, Salvatore Sessa, Hiroyuki Ishii, Hao Xu, Munenori Uemura, Morimasa Tomikawa, Makoto Hashizume, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

The training in the surgical practice is of paramount importance to prepare the residents in performing surgical procedures on human subject and to provide exercise on new techniques for experienced surgeons. Usually, these trainings are carried out on live animals or in virtual environments and dry boxes; the complexity of the exercises is identical in both of the case, but the pressure in operating with a living subject could change the attitude and the movements of the trainee. Until now, it has not been possible to analyze this stress in details together in the surgical animal training and dry boxes. In this work we propose an innovative portable system that can measure two physiological parameters, the heartbeat and the surface electromyography, during a session of training in both of the environment. The preliminary results, for one subject, show a bigger average power in the shoulder muscles during the living operation together with a higher but stable heartbeat rate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
Pages1113-1116
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 26
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2011 Aug 302011 Sep 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period11/8/3011/9/3

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Bartolomeo, L., Lin, Z., Zecca, M., Sessa, S., Ishii, H., Xu, H., Uemura, M., Tomikawa, M., Hashizume, M., & Takanishi, A. (2011). Surface EMG and heartbeat analysis preliminary results in surgical training: Dry boxes and live tissue. In 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 (pp. 1113-1116). [6090260] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090260