Positioning Accuracy of Neurosurgeons

Roberto Sandoval Garcia, Robert MacLachlan, Michael Oh, and Cameron Riviere
Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, August, 2007, pp. 206-209.


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Abstract
Accuracy in manual manipulation in a simulated craniotomy environment has been studied. Eighty-eight neurosurgeons with varying amounts of surgical experience were tested in two tasks: attempting to hold an instrument still, and trying to trace a line. Results for RMS and maximum linear and angular motion were measured in the static task. RMS and maximum error were measured in the dynamic task. Spectral analysis was also performed for both tasks. The median RMS amplitude of the position vector in three dimensions was 526 μm in the stationary task, and the median RMS amplitude of the error vector was 289 μm in the tracing task.

Keywords
microsurgery, tremor, medical robotics

Notes
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Grant ID: R21EY016359
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Medical Robotics Technology Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Surgical Mechatronics Laboratory
Associated Project(s): ASAP
Number of pages: 4

Text Reference
Roberto Sandoval Garcia, Robert MacLachlan, Michael Oh, and Cameron Riviere, "Positioning Accuracy of Neurosurgeons," Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, August, 2007, pp. 206-209.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Sandoval_Garcia_2007_5987,
   author = "Roberto {Sandoval Garcia} and Robert MacLachlan and Michael Oh and Cameron Riviere",
   title = "Positioning Accuracy of Neurosurgeons",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society",
   pages = "206-209",
   month = "August",
   year = "2007",
}