Objective evaluation of laparoscopic surgical skills using waseda bioinstrumentation system WB-3

Zhuohua Lin, Munenori Uemura, Massimiliano Zecca, Salvatore Sessa, Hiroyuki Ishii, Luca Bartolomeo, Kazuko Itoh, Morimasa Tomikawa, Takeshi Odaira, Kazuo Tanoue, Satoshi Ieiri, Kozo Konishi, 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 study proposes a methodology of defining a processing model to objectively evaluate surgical performance and skill expertise in the routine laparoscopic training course. Our approach is based on the analysis 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. Experimental results show that, the proposed methodology can be efficiently used both for quantitative assessment of surgical performance, and for the discrimination between expert surgeons and novices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2010
Pages247-252
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2010 - Tianjin, China
Duration: Dec 14 2010Dec 18 2010

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2010

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2010
CountryChina
CityTianjin
Period12/14/1012/18/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Lin, Z., Uemura, M., Zecca, M., Sessa, S., Ishii, H., Bartolomeo, L., Itoh, K., Tomikawa, M., Odaira, T., Tanoue, K., Ieiri, S., Konishi, K., Hashizume, M., & Takanishi, A. (2010). Objective evaluation of laparoscopic surgical skills using waseda bioinstrumentation system WB-3. In 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2010 (pp. 247-252). [5723335] (2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2010.5723335