Endoscopic Camera Control by Head Movements for Thoracic Surgery

Rob Reilink, Gart de Bruin, M.C.J. Franken, Massimo A. Mariani, Sarthak Misra, Stefano Stramigioli

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication3rd IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2010
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE Robotic and Automation Society
    Pages510-515
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-7709-8, 978-1-4244-7707-4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7708-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2010
    Event3rd IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2010 - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 26 Sep 201029 Sep 2010
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

    NameIEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
    PublisherIEEE
    Volume2010
    ISSN (Print)2155-1774
    ISSN (Electronic)2155-1782

    Conference

    Conference3rd IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2010
    Abbreviated titleBioRob
    CountryJapan
    CityTokyo
    Period26/09/1029/09/10

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