Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has become very common in recent years thanks to many advantages that patients can get. However, due to the difficulties surgeons encounter to learn and manage this technique, several training methods and metrics have been proposed in order to, respectively, improve surgeon's abilities and assess his/her surgical skills. In this context, this paper presents a biomechanical analysis method of the surgeon's movements, during exercise involving instrument tip positioning and depth perception in a laparoscopic virtual environment. Estimation of some biomechanical parameters enables us to assess the abilities of surgeons and to distinguish an expert surgeon from a novice. A segmentation algorithm has been defined to deeply investigate the surgeon's movements and to divide them into many sub-movements.

A biomechanical analysis of surgeon’s gesture in a laparoscopic virtual scenario / CAVALLO, Filippo; MEGALI, GIUSEPPE; SINIGAGLIA, STEFANO; TONET, Oliver; DARIO, Paolo. - 119:(2006), pp. 79-84. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare tenutosi a Long Beach, CA; United States nel 24 January 2006 through 27 January 2006.

A biomechanical analysis of surgeon’s gesture in a laparoscopic virtual scenario

CAVALLO, Filippo;
2006

Abstract

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has become very common in recent years thanks to many advantages that patients can get. However, due to the difficulties surgeons encounter to learn and manage this technique, several training methods and metrics have been proposed in order to, respectively, improve surgeon's abilities and assess his/her surgical skills. In this context, this paper presents a biomechanical analysis method of the surgeon's movements, during exercise involving instrument tip positioning and depth perception in a laparoscopic virtual environment. Estimation of some biomechanical parameters enables us to assess the abilities of surgeons and to distinguish an expert surgeon from a novice. A segmentation algorithm has been defined to deeply investigate the surgeon's movements and to divide them into many sub-movements.
Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 14
Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare
Long Beach, CA; United States
24 January 2006 through 27 January 2006
CAVALLO, Filippo; MEGALI, GIUSEPPE; SINIGAGLIA, STEFANO; TONET, Oliver; DARIO, Paolo
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