Publications

S. Machaca, Z. Karachiwalla, N. D. Riaziat and J. D. Brown
Towards a ROS-based Modular Multi-Modality Haptic Feedback System for Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery Training Assessments,” 2022 International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR), 2022, pp. 1-7. (Abstract, Links)

Abstract

Current commercially available robotic minimally invasive surgery (RMIS) platforms provide no haptic feedback of tool interactions with the surgical environment. As a consequence, novice robotic surgeons must rely exclusively on visual feedback to sense their physical interactions with the surgical environment. This technical limitation can make it challenging and time-consuming to train novice surgeons to proficiency in RMIS. Extensive prior research has demonstrated that incorporating haptic feedback is effective at improving surgical training task performance. However, few studies have investigated the utility of providing feedback of multiple modalities of haptic feedback simultaneously (multi-modality haptic feedback) in this context, and these studies have presented mixed results regarding its efficacy. Furthermore, the inability to generalize and compare these mixed results has limited our ability to understand why they can vary significantly between studies. Therefore, we have developed a generalized, modular multi-modality haptic feedback and data acquisition framework leveraging the real-time data acquisition and streaming capabilities of the Robot Operating System (ROS). In our preliminary study using this system, participants complete a peg transfer task using a da Vinci robot while receiving haptic feedback of applied forces, contact accelerations, or both via custom wrist-worn haptic devices. Results highlight the capability of our system in running systematic comparisons between various single and dual-modality haptic feedback approaches.

BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{9807479,
  author={Machaca, Sergio and Karachiwalla, Zulekha and Riaziat, Naveed D and Brown, Jeremy D},
  booktitle={2022 International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR)}, 
  title={Towards a ROS-based Modular Multi-Modality Haptic Feedback System for Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery Training Assessments}, 
  year={2022},
  volume={},
  number={},
  pages={1-7},
  doi={10.1109/ISMR48347.2022.9807479}}
Links

doi: 10.1109/ISMR48347.2022.9807479.