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SurgTrak — A Universal Platform for Quantitative Surgical Data Capture

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Darrin Beekman, Timothy M. Kowalewski

Mechanical Engineering Department,
University of Minnesota

Lee W. White

Bioengineering Engineering Department
University of Washington

Thomas S. Lendvay

University of Washington,
Department of Urologic Surgery,
Seattle Children's Hospital

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 29, 2013; published online July 3, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(3), 030923 (Jul 03, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1078; doi: 10.1115/1.4024525 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 29, 2013

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Topics: Sensors , Surgery
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Fig. 1

SurgTrak Interface screenshot during a robotic pig surgery

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Fig. 2

SurgTrak architecture

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Fig. 3

Plot of sampling times during a typical data collection session

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Fig. 4

A tool-tip path comparison of two surgeons performing a robotic laparoscopic peg transfer task with performance metrics derived from SurgTrak data



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