Region of Interest Selection Interface for Wide-Angle Arthroscope
1 DGIST, Department of Robotics Engineering, Daegu, Republic of Korea
2 Medical School of Ulsan University, Asan Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul, Republic of Korea
3 KAIST, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
We have proposed a new interface for an wide-angle endoscope for solo surgery. The wide-angle arthroscopic view and magnified region of interest (ROI) within the wide view were shown simultaneously. With a camera affixed to surgical instruments, the position of the ROI could be determined by manipulating the surgical instrument. Image features acquired by the A-KAZE approach were used to estimate the change of position of the surgical instrument by tracking the features every time the camera moved. We examined the accuracy of ROI selection using three different images, which were different-sized square arrays and tested phantom experiments. When the number of ROIs was twelve, the success rate was best, and the rate diminished as the size of ROIs decreased. The experimental results showed that the method of using a camera without additional sensors satisfied the appropriate accuracy required for ROI selection, and this interface was helpful in performing surgery with fewer assistants.
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