Accession Number : ADA613870


Title :   Surgical Technology Integration with Tools for Cognitive Human Factors (STITCH)


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 25 Sep 2009-24 Sep 2010


Corporate Author : KENTUCKY UNIV LEXINGTON


Personal Author(s) : Seales, W B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a613870.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : The need for accurate assessment in surgical training has become even more apparent with the development of new surgical technologies, many of which have transformed methods of treatment for both the patient and the surgeon. Difficult to master technologies such as the components of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) highlight the need for surgical competence but do not inherently provide a solution for how to define and measure it. The introduction of new technology such as robotics or plug and play with closed loop control into the surgeon s art likewise risks increasing danger to the patient or practitioner by introducing complex technology that may confound the goal of simplification or increased safety being sought. The long term goal of this research is to build an integrated surgical technology environment designed for the continuous monitoring of task performance, with a particular focus on the inclusion of important but currently overlooked cognitive measures.


Descriptors :   *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , *MEDICAL EQUIPMENT , *SURGERY , ACCURACY , COGNITION , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , MONITORING , SAFETY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE