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Title: Use of commercial off-the-shelf devices for the detection of manual gestures in surgery: systematic literature review
Author: Álvarez López, Fernando
Maina, Marcelo Fabián
Saigí Rubió, Francesc
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Keywords: minimally invasive surgery
user-computer interface
operating room
education, medical
computer-assisted surgery
Issue Date: May-2019
Publisher: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Citation: Álvarez-López, F., Maina, M. & Saigí-Rubió, F. (2019). Use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf Devices for the Detection of Manual Gestures in Surgery: Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(5), 1-26. doi: 10.2196/11925
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Abstract: Background: The increasingly pervasive presence of technology in the operating room raises the need to study the interaction between the surgeon and computer system. A new generation of tools known as commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) devices enabling touchless gesture-based human-computer interaction is currently being explored as a solution in surgical environments. Objective: The aim of this systematic literature review was to provide an account of the state of the art of COTS devices in the detection of manual gestures in surgery and to identify their use as a simulation tool for motor skills teaching in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Methods: For this systematic literature review, a search was conducted in PubMed, Excerpta Medica dataBASE, ScienceDirect, Espacenet, OpenGrey, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers databases. Articles published between January 2000 and December 2017 on the use of COTS devices for gesture detection in surgical environments and in simulation for surgical skills learning in MIS were evaluated and selected. Results: A total of 3180 studies were identified, 86 of which met the search selection criteria. Microsoft Kinect (Microsoft Corp) and the Leap Motion Controller (Leap Motion Inc) were the most widely used COTS devices. The most common intervention was image manipulation in surgical and interventional radiology environments, followed by interaction with virtual reality environments for educational or interventional purposes. The possibility of using this technology to develop portable low-cost simulators for skills learning in MIS was also examined. As most of the articles identified in this systematic review were proof-of-concept or prototype user testing and feasibility testing studies, we concluded that the field was still in the exploratory phase in areas requiring touchless manipulation within environments and settings that must adhere to asepsis and antisepsis protocols, such as angiography suites and operating rooms. Conclusions: COTS devices applied to hand and instrument gesture¿based interfaces in the field of simulation for skills learning and training in MIS could open up a promising field to achieve ubiquitous training and presurgical warm up.
Language: English
ISSN: 1439-4456MIAR
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