ARTERY: our paper “An Easy and User Independent Augmented Reality Based Navigation System for Radiation-Free Interventional Procedure” was accepted at the international conference on Medical Robotics ISMR 2022
Our paper “An Easy and User Independent Augmented Reality Based Navigation System for Radiation-Free Interventional Procedure” was accepted at the conference ISMR 2022. The International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR) this year will be hosted on the campus of Georgia Tech from April 13-15, 2022. ISMR will feature keynotes, semi-plenary talks, and workshops in addition to oral/poster presentations of original research. 2022 ISMR is planned to be run as an in-person event.
The goal of ISMR is to bring together world-class researchers to present state-of-the-art research achievements and advances in surgical robotics, image-guided interventions, rehabilitation and assistive robotics, and prosthetics, as well as discuss challenges from the clinical point of view and address industry needs. It is envisioned that medical robots will integrate emerging technologies including soft robotics, smart materials, ergonomics, co-robotics, and artificial intelligence in the near future, and these topics will be featured in the symposium.
Abstract of our paper
Despite offering numerous advantages, percutaneous treatments in interventional cardiology still present several limitations, including the recurrent use of fluoroscopy to track the route of the catheter during the intervention. For this reason, the ARTERY European project aims at developing a novel radiation-free platform based on shared-autonomy robotic catheters and holographic visualization for percutaneous procedures. In this study we propose an augmented reality (AR)-based navigation system combined with electromagnetic (EM) sensors to allow the user to visualize the position of sensorized catheters even when inserted in the patient. Results assessing the accuracy of the system showed a mean error of 2.70 ± 0.36 mm and 2.68 ± 0.79 mm for the intra- and inter-operator tests, respectively. To the best of our knowledge this is the first study that proposes a user independent procedure for calibrating an AR device with an EM system presenting a quantitative evaluation between intra- and inter-operators.
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