Surgical Skill Evaluation in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Training System

Yasushi Yamauchi, Juli Yamashita, Osamu Morikawa, Ryoichi Hashimoto, Masaaki Mochimaru, Yukio Fukui, Hiroshi Uno, Kazunori Yokoyama
2002 Journal of Japan Society of Computer Aided Surgery  
In most of existing surgical training systems, task completion time and error ratio are common metrics for surgical skill evaluation. To avoid unnecessary and injurious force to the tissue, surgeons must know for themselves how much force they give in handling surgical tools. Our goal is to develop an endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) training system that quantitatively evaluates the trainee's surgical skills. In this paper, we present an ESS training system with force sensors for surgical skill
more » ... aluation. Our experiment revealed that the integral of the force data can also be one of the useful metrics for surgical skill evaluation.
doi:10.5759/jscas1999.4.13 fatcat:3lwnyuaiyzevdhri5oauv7m3fy