Analysis of the video motion tracking system “Kinovea” to assess surgical movements during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy
Backgrounds: Robot-assisted surgery facilitated the possibility to evaluate the surgeon's skills by recording and evaluating the robot surgical images. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of using a computer programme (Kinovea) for objective assessment of surgical movements in previously recorded in existing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) videos. Methods: Twelve entire RARP procedures were analysed by a trained researcher using the computer programme “Kinovea” to perform semi-automated assessment of surgical movements. Results: Data analysis showed Kinovea was on average able to automatically assess only 22% of the total surgical duration per video of the robot-assisted surgery. On average, it lasted 4 hours of continued monitoring by the researcher to assess one RARP using Kinovea. Conclusion: Although we proved it is technically possible to use the Kinovea system in retrospective analysis of surgical movement in robot-assisted surgery, the acquired data do not give a comprehensive enough analysis of the video to be used in skills assessment.
|Keywords||robot assisted radical prostatectomy, robot assisted surgery, surgical movements, surgical skills, video analysis|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcs.2090, hdl.handle.net/1765/126030|
|Series||VSNU Open Access deal|
|Journal||International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery|
|Note||corresponding author department Urology Eindhoven|
Beulens, A.J.W. (Alexander J. W.), Namba, H.F. (Hanae F.), Brinkman, W, Meijer, R.P. (Richard P.), Koldewijn, E.L, Hendrikx, A.J.M, … Wagner, C. (2020). Analysis of the video motion tracking system “Kinovea” to assess surgical movements during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 16(2). doi:10.1002/rcs.2090