Waseda bioinstrumentation system WB-3 as a wearable tool for objective laparoscopic skill evaluation

Zhuohua Lin, Munenori Uemura, Massimiliano Zecca, Salvatore Sessa, Hiroyuki Ishii, Luca Bartolomeo, Kazuko Itoh, Morimasa Tomikawa, 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 paper proposes a methodology of defining a model to objectively evaluate surgical performance and skill expertise in the routine laparoscopic training course. Our approach is based on the processing 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. An experiment for training fundamental laparoscopic psychomotor skill was elaborated by using laparoscopic box trainer. Preliminary results show that, the proposed methodology can be efficiently used both for quantitative assessment of surgical ability, and for the discrimination between expert surgeons and novices.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    Pages5737-5742
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011 - Shanghai
    Duration: 2011 May 92011 May 13

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    Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011
    CityShanghai
    Period11/5/911/5/13

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    Biosensors
    Surgery
    Kinematics
    Education
    Processing
    Experiments

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Lin, Z., Uemura, M., Zecca, M., Sessa, S., Ishii, H., Bartolomeo, L., ... Takanishi, A. (2011). Waseda bioinstrumentation system WB-3 as a wearable tool for objective laparoscopic skill evaluation. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 5737-5742). [5979622] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2011.5979622

    Waseda bioinstrumentation system WB-3 as a wearable tool for objective laparoscopic skill evaluation. / Lin, Zhuohua; Uemura, Munenori; Zecca, Massimiliano; Sessa, Salvatore; Ishii, Hiroyuki; Bartolomeo, Luca; Itoh, Kazuko; Tomikawa, Morimasa; Hashizume, Makoto; Takanishi, Atsuo.

    Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2011. p. 5737-5742 5979622.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Lin, Z, Uemura, M, Zecca, M, Sessa, S, Ishii, H, Bartolomeo, L, Itoh, K, Tomikawa, M, Hashizume, M & Takanishi, A 2011, Waseda bioinstrumentation system WB-3 as a wearable tool for objective laparoscopic skill evaluation. in Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation., 5979622, pp. 5737-5742, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2011, Shanghai, 11/5/9. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2011.5979622
    Lin Z, Uemura M, Zecca M, Sessa S, Ishii H, Bartolomeo L et al. Waseda bioinstrumentation system WB-3 as a wearable tool for objective laparoscopic skill evaluation. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2011. p. 5737-5742. 5979622 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2011.5979622
    Lin, Zhuohua ; Uemura, Munenori ; Zecca, Massimiliano ; Sessa, Salvatore ; Ishii, Hiroyuki ; Bartolomeo, Luca ; Itoh, Kazuko ; Tomikawa, Morimasa ; Hashizume, Makoto ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / Waseda bioinstrumentation system WB-3 as a wearable tool for objective laparoscopic skill evaluation. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2011. pp. 5737-5742
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