Characteristics of hand motion of eye surgeons

Cameron Riviere, R. Scott Rader, and Pradeep Khosla
19th Annual Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, October, 1997, pp. 1690 - 1693.


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Abstract
Overall manual accuracy and motion frequency in simulated microsurgery have been studied. Eye surgeons were tested in two tasks: attempting to hold an instrument still, and repeatedly actuating. The RMS error and overall motion range were measured. Spectral analysis was also performed. The average RMS errors for the two test conditions were 49 /spl mu/m and 133 /spl mu/m, respectively, and the average range of motion while trying to hold still was 202 /spl mu/m. Substantial low-frequency motion occurred under both conditions. On average, 98.9% of the total power of voluntary movements tested was found to be below 2 Hz.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Medical Robotics Technology Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Surgical Mechatronics Laboratory
Associated Project(s): Micron: Intelligent Microsurgical Instruments

Text Reference
Cameron Riviere, R. Scott Rader, and Pradeep Khosla, "Characteristics of hand motion of eye surgeons," 19th Annual Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, October, 1997, pp. 1690 - 1693.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Riviere_1997_952,
   author = "Cameron Riviere and R. Scott Rader and Pradeep Khosla",
   title = "Characteristics of hand motion of eye surgeons",
   booktitle = "19th Annual Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society",
   pages = "1690 - 1693",
   month = "October",
   year = "1997",
   volume = "4",
}