Measurements of the level of surgical expertise using flight path analysis from da Vinci™ robotic surgical system

Lawton Verner, Dmitry Oleynikov, Stephen Holtmann, Hani Haider, Leonid Zhukov

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Abstract

Laparoscopic surgical procedures require precise hand and eye coordination based on a 2-dimensional representation of 3-dimensional space. Currently, no metric exists to guide the educational process while surgeons are still on the learning curve. In this paper, we propose to identify and qualify the patterns of movements recorded from the da Vinci™ robotic surgical system (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale CA) that are most consistent with mastery and can define levels of proficiency. We have recorded velocities and positions of complex movements made by both novice and expert surgeons using da Vinci™ system and performed geometric and statistical analysis of the data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 11 - NextMed
Subtitle of host publicationHealth Horizon
PublisherIOS Press
Pages373-378
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1586033204, 9781586033200
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003
Event11th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, MMVR 2003 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 22 2003Jan 25 2003

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume94
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference11th Annual Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, MMVR 2003
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period1/22/031/25/03

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Verner, L., Oleynikov, D., Holtmann, S., Haider, H., & Zhukov, L. (2003). Measurements of the level of surgical expertise using flight path analysis from da Vinci™ robotic surgical system. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 11 - NextMed: Health Horizon (pp. 373-378). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 94). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-938-7-373