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COMPASS: Localization in laparoscopic visceral surgery

 
: Hartwig, R.; Ostler, D.; Feußner, H.; Berlet, M.; Yu, K.; Rosenthal, J.-C.; Wilhelm, D.

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Current directions in biomedical engineering 6 (2020), Nr.1, Art. 20200013, 4 S.
ISSN: 2364-5504
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF (Deutschland)
16SV8018; COMPASS
Comprehensive Surgical Landscape Guidance System
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer HHI ()

Abstract
Tracking of surgical instruments is an essential step towards the modernization of the surgical workflow by a comprehensive surgical landscape guidance system (COMPASS). Real-time tracking of a laparoscopic camera used in minimally-invasive surgery is required for applications in surgical workflow documentation, machine learning, image-localization, and intra-operative visualization. In our approach, an inertial measurement unit (IMU) assists the tool tracking in situations when no line-of-sight is available for infrared (IR) based tracking of the laparoscopic camera. The novelty of this approach lies in the localization method adjusted for the laparoscopic visceral surgery, particularly when the line-of-sight is lost. It is based on IMU tracking and the positioning of the trocar entry point. The trocar entry point is the remote center of motion (RCM), reducing degrees of freedom. We developed a method to tackle localization and a real-time tool for position and orienta tion estimation. The main error sources are given and evaluated in a test scenario. It reveals that for small changes in penetration length (e.g., pivoting), the IMU's accuracy determines the error.

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