Multidimensional, Intuitive and Augmented Interaction Models for Robotic Surgery
Authors: Giovanna Giugliano, Sonia Capece, Mario Buono
Abstract: Surgical robotics in operating rooms is an innovative and rapidly evolving field, and performance levels need to be improved. Despite technological advances, there are still many limitations in surgeon-robot interaction, such as the lack of tactile feedback from the surgeon and visualization issues arising from the surgeon's position relative to the operating table. Therefore, among the challenges of robotic surgery is the design of efficient and ergonomic human-machine interaction systems that can improve and enhance the capabilities of the surgeon and the robot (Boyraz et al., 2019) while ensuring risk reduction and high levels of ergonomics and safety. This will improve the surgeon's perception and eliminate possible accidental contact with tissues and injuries. In this scenario, the contribution illustrates the reconnaissance and analysis activities carried out to identify the limitations and advantages of the current interfaces and visualization technologies applied to robotic surgery to verify their usability and the ways of surgeon-robot interaction.
Keywords: interaction design, surgical robotics, ergonomics requirements, usability, visualization technologies.
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