Intuitive operability evaluation of robotic surgery using brain activity measurements to clarify immersive reality

Satoshi Miura*, Yo Kobayashi, Kazuya Kawamura, Masatoshi Seki, Yasutaka Nakashima, Takehiko Noguchi, Masahiro Kasuya, Yuki Yokoo, Masakatsu G. Fujie

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Article査読

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抄録

Surgical robots have undergone considerable improvement in recent years. But intuitive operability, which represents user interoperability, has not been quantitatively evaluated. With the aim of designing a robot with intuitive operability, we thus propose a method for measuring brain activity to determine intuitive operability. The purpose of this paper is to clarify the master configuration against the position of the monitor that best allows user to perceive the manipulator as part of his own body. We assume that the master configuration provides immersive reality to user as if he puts own arm into the monitor. In our experiments, subjects controlled the hand controller to position the tip of the virtual slave manipulator on a target in the surgical simulator and we measured brain activity using brain imaging devices. We carried out experiments a number of times with the master manipulator configured in a variety of ways and the position of the monitor fixed. We found that the brain was significantly activated in all subjects when the master manipulator was located behind the monitor. We concluded that the master configuration produces immersive reality through body images related to visual and somatic sensory feedback.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)162-171
ページ数10
ジャーナルJournal of Robotics and Mechatronics
25
1
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 1 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • コンピュータ サイエンス(全般)
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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