Navigation Links
Surgeons may use hand gestures to manipulate MRI images in OR
Date:1/10/2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Doctors may soon be using a system in the operating room that recognizes hand gestures as commands to tell a computer to browse and display medical images of the patient during a surgery.

Surgeons routinely need to review medical images and records during surgery, but stepping away from the operating table and touching a keyboard and mouse can delay the procedure and increase the risk of spreading infection-causing bacteria, said Juan Pablo Wachs, an assistant professor of industrial engineering at Purdue University.

"One of the most ubiquitous pieces of equipment in U.S. surgical units is the computer workstation, which allows access to medical images before and during surgery," he said. "However, computers and their peripherals are difficult to sterilize, and keyboards and mice have been found to be a source of contamination. Also, when nurses or assistants operate the keyboard for the surgeon, the process of conveying information accurately has proven cumbersome and inefficient since spoken dialogue can be time-consuming and leads to frustration and delays in the surgery."

Researchers are creating a system that uses depth-sensing cameras and specialized algorithms to recognize hand gestures as commands to manipulate MRI images on a large display. Recent research to develop the algorithms has been led by doctoral student Mithun George Jacob.

Findings from the research were detailed in a paper published in December in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. The paper was written by Jacob, Wachs and Rebecca A. Packer, an associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery in Purdue's College of Veterinary Medicine.

The researchers validated the system, working with veterinary surgeons to collect a set of gestures natural for clinicians and surgeons. The surgeons were asked to specify functions they perform with MRI images in typical surgeries and to suggest gestures for commands. Ten gesture
'/>"/>

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Clinical news alert from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
2. NYU Langone experts present research, clinical advances at neurosurgeons meeting
3. Slicing mitotic spindle with lasers, nanosurgeons unravel old pole-to-pole theory
4. Clinical news alert: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons May highlights
5. Surgeons Seek Repeal of Transplant Ban Between HIV-Positive People
6. Greater availability of neurosurgeons could reduce risk of death from motor vehicle accidents
7. Adding More Neurosurgeons Could Cut Traffic Deaths: Study
8. General surgeons identify postoperative complications posing strongest readmission risk
9. Young Surgeons May Be Easily Distracted
10. In US first, Johns Hopkins surgeons implant brain pacemaker for Alzheimers disease
11. General thoracic surgeons emerge as leading providers of complex, noncardiac thoracic surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Surgeons may use hand gestures to manipulate MRI images in OR
(Date:7/2/2015)... Kan. (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national ... of the top executive search firms in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions ... hired Robert Trenschel, DO, as chief executive officer. A veteran physician executive with 20 ... duties at Yuma Regional Medical Center on July 13. , “Dr. Trenschel brings an ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 ... ... and the overall status of the Gelatin Capsule manufacturers. The report is a ... industry. , The report depicts the global and Chinese market for the Gelatin ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Evolved ... with their launch an intention to partner with companies that share a similar ... planet. Their innovative water soluble, Cannabidiol (CBD) formulations, combined with Ayurvedic herbs, are ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... AL (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... Every year, DUI arrests and fatalities ... July may be the deadliest day of the year when it comes to being on ... “The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that 40% of all highway deaths between 2007 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Indiana Blood Center Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Executive Officer 2Health News:Indiana Blood Center Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Executive Officer 3Health News:Yuma Regional Medical Center Hires New Chief Executive Officer 2Health News:Yuma Regional Medical Center Hires New Chief Executive Officer 3Health News:Gelatin Capsule Market Outlook & Forecast Report 2015-2020 2Health News:Gelatin Capsule Market Outlook & Forecast Report 2015-2020 3Health News:Gelatin Capsule Market Outlook & Forecast Report 2015-2020 4Health News:New Water Soluble CBD Provides Manufacturers & Distributors a More Effective, Safe, & Cost Efficient Alternative to Traditional CBD Oil 2Health News:New Water Soluble CBD Provides Manufacturers & Distributors a More Effective, Safe, & Cost Efficient Alternative to Traditional CBD Oil 3Health News:Attorney David Maloney Stresses Safety through Sobriety 2
... , FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Climate ... departments in the next decade. The prediction was ... regional and atmospheric models. They linked N.Y. State Department ... on asthma-related emergency department visits by children in 14 ...
... to predict which heart transplant patients are at greatest risk ... could help medical teams figure out who would benefit most ... are a limited resource," says John V. Conte, M.D., a ... Medicine and the senior author of the study. "Now, we ...
... News) -- Researchers using scanning technology say they discovered ... autism compared to those of kids without autism. ... children with 92 percent accuracy," based on the volume ... Lucina Uddin, first author of a new study and ...
... (HealthDay News) -- A rapid rise in hookah use in California ... water pipe used for smoking tobacco. An analysis of state data ... more than 40 percent between 2005 and 2008. In 2008, ... higher (24.5 percent of men, 10 percent of women) than it ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Traffic safety should be among a child,s first ... in the United States, more than 25,000 pedestrians aged 5 to ... and Prevention. "Kids who are struck by cars are among ... Because of their height, when a car hits a child, the ...
... Ian Roberts, Head of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre ... Tropical Medicine, the recent episode ("Big Lies, Small Lies") seriously ... VIIa (the drug presented in the programme) was shown to ... clotting but it has never been shown to save lives. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers develop new way to predict heart transplant survival 2Health News:Brain Scans Show Distinct Traits in Kids With Autism: Study 2Health News:Hookah Use Growing Among Young Adults in California 2Health News:Traffic Safety Should Be Among First Lessons in New School Year 2Health News:Trauma experts criticize BBC's Holby City for 'peddling dangerous drugs' 2
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2, 2015 Pharma Major Lupin Limited ... "Biocom" in Russia subject to certain ... pharmaceutical market which recorded RUB 765 billion in sales, placing ... the world in 2014 (IMS Health). For over a decade, ... continue with this trend, projecting Russia ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2015  Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) ( ... acquired Sawae Technologica Ltda., an X-ray system equipment manufacturer ... through its Brazilian healthcare sales company, Konica Minolta Healthcare ... Brazil market investment and growth ... 200 million, significant healthcare technical advancements and efficiencies are ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , South Korea, July 2, 2015 ALPINION ... a new E-CUBE Series ultrasound system. Developed to enhance ... clinical areas, the E-CUBE 15 EX produces superb image ... clinical performance in women,s health, general imaging, and shared ... The latest in the renowned E-CUBE Series, the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lupin Acquires Biocom in Russia 2Lupin Acquires Biocom in Russia 3Konica Minolta Acquires Sawae, Enhancing Digital X-ray Diagnostic Imaging Systems in Brazil 2Konica Minolta Acquires Sawae, Enhancing Digital X-ray Diagnostic Imaging Systems in Brazil 3E-CUBE 15 EX from ALPINION Enhances User Experience and Patient Care 2E-CUBE 15 EX from ALPINION Enhances User Experience and Patient Care 3
... The quanTtest human protein standards are available ... 100 and 200 mg/dL and are packaged ... liquid, ready-to-use, requiring no reconstitution or dilution ... using purified human albumin and human globulin ...
... binding method provides a simple, ready-to-use ... with greater linearity, using microliter samples ... in manual or automated systems. Assay ... 2, 3, 4 & 5), reagents, ...
... This control is intended as a ... testing methods. A new feature is ... CRP. It is compatible with most ... ACS:180, Access, Dimension, Elecsys, Stratus and ...
The Clearblue Easy Ovulation Test detects the surge of "luteinizing hormone in your urine, which usually happens 24 to 36 hours before you ovulate (release an egg). That means youll know the 2 best ...
Medicine Products: