Safety oriented laparoscopic surgery training system

Andrzej Wytyczak-Partyka, Jan Nikodem, Ryszard Klempous, Jerzy Rozenblit, Radoslaw Klempous, Imre Rudas

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7 Scopus citations


The discussed training system employs several means for encouraging safe behavior during laparoscopic surgery procedures. The elements of no-fly zones, magnetic position sensing and expert systems are tied together to form a complex system that provides guidance and performance assessment. A 3D reconstruction algorithm is used for the purpose of defining no-fly zones and has been tested in a simulator developed for the purpose of this work. An expert system has been built in cooperation with surgeons that, based on simple rules, can assess the risk of the trainee's actions. Despite the shortcomings of the 3D reconstruction process, the training system performed as expected during experiments. Simple exercises like touching points in 3D space were performed and scored appropriately to whether a no-fly zone has been breached or not. Also simple advice could be provided to the trainee in order to help improve the results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Systems Theory, EUROCAST 2009 - 12th International Conference, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2009
Event12th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, EUROCAST 2009 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Duration: Feb 15 2009Feb 20 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5717 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other12th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, EUROCAST 2009
CityLas Palmas de Gran Canaria


  • Expert system
  • Fuzzy logic
  • Image processing
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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