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Preliminary Investigation of Evaluating Surgical Performance Using an IMU Device

Toni Stojanov, Lichao Xu, Sofia Suvorova, Ioanna Ioannou, Tharshan Vaithianathan

2012 INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON NEURAL NETWORKS (IJCNN) | IEEE | Published : 2012

Abstract

This paper investigates the use of an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) as a tool for evaluating surgical performance. The IMU device provides measurements of acceleration and rate of rotation readings which are then processed to obtain assessment metrics. The metrics investigated include stroke detection, stroke distance, as well as stroke time duration. The data processing involves expert systems for bias correction and error reduction for the accelerometer and gyroscope signals. © 2012 IEEE.