Waseda bioinstrumentation system WB-2R as a wearable tool for an objective analysis of surgeon's performance

Zhuohua Lin, Massimiliano Zecca, Salvatore Sessa, Toshihiro Kusano, Kazuko Itoh, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    There has been an ever increasing amount of research and development of technologies and methods to improve the safety of surgery such as Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). While these new technologies and methods have many advantages for patients, they often require surgeons to undergo long and difficult training. In this context, several training methods and metrics have been proposed, both to improve the surgeon's abilities and also to assess his/her skills. Our research is aimed at using WB-2R (Waseda Bioinstrumentation system NO.2 Refined), to investigate and analyze a surgeon's movements and performance. In this paper, we analyze the effects of two days of laparoscopic training on a novice subject. By using the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) of WB-2R it is possible to evaluate the novice's ability and improvement to handle surgical instruments and perform some knots of basic C-Loop suture. The preliminary analysis of the data acquired during the experiments (the mean and standard deviation of acceleration; 95% cumulated distribution of acceleration; the path length of the movements of hands and the execution time completing the knots) clearly shows the novice's improvements after the training. WB-2R system could provide additional information improving to help assess the experience and performance of surgeons, and to show the effectiveness of laparoscopic training. These analyses and modeling are an important step to realize a better training/evaluation system for surgeons during MIS, to understand better how the surgery is performed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM
    Pages705-710
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2009 - Singapore
    Duration: 2009 Jul 142009 Jul 17

    Other

    Other2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM 2009
    CitySingapore
    Period09/7/1409/7/17

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Software

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    Lin, Z., Zecca, M., Sessa, S., Kusano, T., Itoh, K., & Takanishi, A. (2009). Waseda bioinstrumentation system WB-2R as a wearable tool for an objective analysis of surgeon's performance. In IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM (pp. 705-710). [5229930] https://doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2009.5229930