Development of attachable tele-echography robot by a bystander at injury scene

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This paper reports a wearable tele-echography robot that a bystander could attach to a patient at injury scene. Quick diagnosis and treatment are important for patients who have shock by internal bleeding. Therefore, focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST), which is a simple and quick diagnostic method, was developed as a first lifesaving step in a hospital. However, a shock patient has little time, and transportation to a hospital may take too long. Therefore, a system which enables FAST at injury scene by assistance of bystander is important. First, we constructed a medical treatment scenario from the victim's discovery to FAST and treatment at the injury scene. Then, we developed a remote-controlled FAST robot that a bystander could attach to a patient. This robot is attached to each roughly FAST areas of patient body by a bystander and remotely fine-tuned position by a doctor in a hospital. In this way, a bystander may not do an exact positioning. In addition, the robot has two springs to generate contact force between echo probe and patient body surface. This mechanism not only fit in patient body motion but also downsizing based on reducing the number of controlled axis. To confirm the effectiveness of the robot, we performed experiments with some examinees and doctors. We confirmed effectiveness of the mechanism and that a bystander could attach the robot to each roughly FAST areas of patient body. We also confirmed that a doctor could do FAST with the robot by remote-controlled on the roughly FAST areas in approximately three minutes. These results show that the robot would enable FAST at injury scene by assistance of bystander, and FAST would be faster than the time required transporting the patient to the hospital with the robot. This is effective in improving the survival rate for traumatic shock patients.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2010
ページ1270-1275
ページ数6
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2010 11 29
イベント2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2010 - Xi'an, China
継続期間: 2010 8 42010 8 7

出版物シリーズ

名前2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2010

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2010
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period10/8/410/8/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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