Robotic telementoring/telesurgical system and randomized evaluation study

Alexandru Patriciu, Benjamin Challacombe, Prokar Dasgupta, Louis Kavoussi, Dan Stoianovici

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Abstract

The paper presents a new telementoring System incorporating audio-video communication and remote robotic control. The system was developed around an off the shelf ISDN video conferencing system enhanced with video annotation and remote robot control features. The user can remotely control a robot to perform needle alignment and insertion in a percutaneous access procedure. Particular attention was devoted to ensure the safety of the procedure. The data connection is continuously monitored and in the event of a failure the robot control is switched to the local operator. Two series of randomized trials were performed between Baltimore and London. The accuracy and procedure time were evaluated for manual needle placement, local robotic needle placement and remotely controlled robotic needle placement. The test showed that while the procedure time is not improved by the robotic approach there is an improvement in the accuracy of the procedure. The study showed also that there is no significant difference between the locally controlled robotic needle placement and and remotely controlled robotic needle placement. Thus, the proposed system can be safely used for remote robotic percutaneous access procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2167-2170
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780387406, 9780780387409
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Sep 1 2005Sep 4 2005

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume7 VOLS
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

Other2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period9/1/059/4/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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