Endoscopic Camera Control by Head Movements for Thoracic Surgery


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Reilink, Rob and Bruin de, Gart and Franken, Michel and Mariani, Massimo A. and Misra, Sarthak and Stramigioli, Stefano (2010) Endoscopic Camera Control by Head Movements for Thoracic Surgery. In: 3rd IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2010, 26-29 Sept. 2010, Tokyo, Japan.

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Abstract:In current video-assisted thoracic surgery, the endoscopic camera is operated by an assistant of the surgeon, which has several disadvantages. This paper describes a system which enables the surgeon to control the endoscopic camera without the help of an assistant. The system is controlled using head movements, so the surgeon can use his/her hands to oper- ate the instruments. The system is based on a flexible endoscope, which leaves more space for the surgeon to operate his/her instruments compared to a rigid endoscope. The endoscopic image is shown either on a monitor or by means of a head- mounted display. Several trial sessions were performed with an anatomical model. Results indicate that the developed concept may provide a solution to some of the problems currently encountered in video-assisted thoracic surgery. The use of a head-mounted display turned out to be a valuable addition since it ensures the image is always in front of the surgeon’s eyes.
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Copyright:© 2010 IEEE
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/74929
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2010.5627043
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