Endoscopic Camera Control by Head Movements for Thoracic Surgery


Reilink, Rob and Bruin, Gart de 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 (pp. pp. 510-515).

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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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Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2010.5627043
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