Developing a real-time low-cost system for surgical skill training and assessment

Gazi Islam, Baoxin Li, Kanav Kahol

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Abstract

Advances in the medical field require new and progressive ways to intensify surgical resident training and surgical skills learning. To address this need, in addition to traditional training using realistic surgical objects, simulator-based training programs have been widely adopted. Both training methods need constant presence of a competent surgeon to assess the surgical dexterity of a trainee, which is not only costly but also very subjective. This paper proposes a novel video-based approach for assessing the trainee's hand and tool movements in minimally invasive surgical training. Videos capturing surgical training actions are analysed to automatically extract major skill measuring features and to provide real-time performance feedback to the trainee. The method has the potential of being extended to skill evaluation in real surgeries at low cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElectronic Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops, ICMEW 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 29 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops, ICMEW 2013 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2013Jul 19 2013

Publication series

NameElectronic Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops, ICMEW 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops, ICMEW 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period7/15/137/19/13

Keywords

  • Surgical training
  • computer vision
  • feature extraction
  • skill assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Islam, G., Li, B., & Kahol, K. (2013). Developing a real-time low-cost system for surgical skill training and assessment. In Electronic Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops, ICMEW 2013 [6618269] (Electronic Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo Workshops, ICMEW 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMEW.2013.6618269