The development of endoscopic surgery for a training simulator

S. Yoneyama, H. Koyama, T. Komeda, S. Yamamoto

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Abstract

Recently there have been several cases of mistakes during endoscopic surgeries. In general, 89.2% of the endoscopic surgery medical errors in Japan are due to skill shortage of the doctor. Nowadays training machines for endoscopic surgery are being used. However, with the current training methods it is difficult to acquire the appropriate skills for a correct usage of the forceps. Because they cannot train how to use the forceps in the right way, the doctors have to depend on their senses. Therefore, a robot for training how to use the forceps is needed. This study describes a new training simulator for endoscopic surgery. The simulator is using the Master-Slave system. This system consists of a Master robot which an experienced doctor controls and a Slave robot which the trainees use. While the experienced doctor controls the Master robot, the trainee only needs to put their hands on the Slave robot. The slave robot copies all of the movements of the Master robot, and therefore the trainees will experience the feeling of controlling the forceps by themselves.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering - ECIFMBE 2008
Pages1691-1694
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, ECIFMBE 2008 - Antwerp, Belgium
Duration: 2008 Nov 232008 Nov 27

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume22
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Conference

Conference4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, ECIFMBE 2008
CountryBelgium
CityAntwerp
Period08/11/2308/11/27

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Keywords

  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Forceps
  • Master-Slave system
  • Training simulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Yoneyama, S., Koyama, H., Komeda, T., & Yamamoto, S. (2008). The development of endoscopic surgery for a training simulator. In 4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering - ECIFMBE 2008 (pp. 1691-1694). (IFMBE Proceedings; Vol. 22). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89208-3_402