University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering
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  • Mechanical Engineering

 

Surgical Skill Evaluation

Tool Tracking   poly  poly

Most automated surgical skill evaluation methods focus predominantly on diagnosis using task-specific maneuvers. These maneuvers require surgical expertise to identify and are observed over the course of a full task. The aim of this investigation is to propose features for automated skill evaluation that are relevant regardless of the surgical training task the tools perform. A secondary aim goal is to diagnose skill without requiring the complete time series of data from a given trial. The current researcher for this project is Anna French.