Needs assessment for computer - Integrated surgery systems

Sarah Graham, Russell H. Taylor, Michael Vannier

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The needs of surgeons for computer-assisted systems cannot be satisfied unless their requirements and expectations are known. We determined surgeons' needs for computer-aided systems using group facilitation processes that measure customer wants and needs, including quality function deployment and Kano Analysis. A one-day workshop hosted by the CISST ERC (Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology Engineering Research Center) included thirteen surgeons and eight engineers. The primary goal of the workshop was to determine medical professionals' needs and expectations at the earliest stages of research and development. Surgeons and nurses from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions participated in the one-day event. The results include an affinity diagram, a prioritized list of wants and needs in the "voice of the customer", and a Kano Analysis of 25 question pairs that reveal exceptional features that can be included in computer-aided surgical systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2000 - 3rd International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsScott L. Delp, Anthony M. DiGoia, Branislav Jaramaz
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)3540411895, 9783540411895
StatePublished - 2000
Event3rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2000 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2000Oct 14 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other3rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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