Surgical Skill Evaluation by Means of a Sensory Glove and a Neural Network

Giovanni Costantini, Giovanni Saggio, Laura Sbernini, Nicola Di Lorenzo, Franco Di Paolo, Daniele Casali

Abstract

In this work we used the HiTEg data glove to measure the skill of a physician or physician student in the execution of a typical surgical task: the suture. The aim of this project is to develop a system that, analyzing the movements of the hand, could tell if they are correct. To collect a set of measurements, we asked 18 subjects to performing the same task wearing the sensory glove. Nine subjects were skilled surgeons and nine subjects were non-surgeons, every subject performed ten repetitions of the same task, for two sessions, yielding to a dataset of 36 instances. Acquired data has been processed and classified with a neural network. A feature selection has been done considering only the features that have less variance among the expert subjects. The cross-validation of the classifier shows an error of 5.6%.

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Costantini G., Saggio G., Sbernini L., Di Lorenzo N., Di Paolo F. and Casali D. (2014). Surgical Skill Evaluation by Means of a Sensory Glove and a Neural Network . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Neural Computation Theory and Applications - Volume 1: NCTA, (IJCCI 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-054-3, pages 105-110. DOI: 10.5220/0005030301050110


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ncta14,
author={Giovanni Costantini and Giovanni Saggio and Laura Sbernini and Nicola Di Lorenzo and Franco Di Paolo and Daniele Casali},
title={Surgical Skill Evaluation by Means of a Sensory Glove and a Neural Network},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Neural Computation Theory and Applications - Volume 1: NCTA, (IJCCI 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={105-110},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005030301050110},
isbn={978-989-758-054-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Neural Computation Theory and Applications - Volume 1: NCTA, (IJCCI 2014)
TI - Surgical Skill Evaluation by Means of a Sensory Glove and a Neural Network
SN - 978-989-758-054-3
AU - Costantini G.
AU - Saggio G.
AU - Sbernini L.
AU - Di Lorenzo N.
AU - Di Paolo F.
AU - Casali D.
PY - 2014
SP - 105
EP - 110
DO - 10.5220/0005030301050110