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Subject/Keyword
objective evaluation
surgery
skill analysis
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Anderson, Fraser
Supervisor and department
Bischof, Walter F. (Computing Science)
Boulanger, Pierre (Computing Science)
Examining committee member and department
Sander, Joerg (Computing Science)
Birch, Daniel W. (Surgery)
Department
Department of Computing Science
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-09-24T14:49:26Z
Graduation date
2010-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
It is essential for surgeons to have their skill evaluated prior to entering the oper- ating room. Most evaluation methods currently in use are subjective, relying on human judgment to assess trainees. Recently, sensors have been used to track the positions of instruments and the forces applied to them by surgeons, opening up the possibility of automated skill analysis. This thesis presents a newly developed recording system, and novel methods used to automatically analyze surgical skill within the context of laparoscopic procedures. The evaluation methods are tested using an empirical study involving a number of participants with a wide range of surgical skill.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3S13G
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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