Vibrotactile guidance for trajectory following in computer aided surgery.

Jeremy Bluteau 1, 2, 3 Marie-Dominique Dubois 4 Sabine Coquillart 5 Edouard Gentaz 3 Yohan Payan 6, *
* Corresponding author
2 I3D - 3 dimensional interaction
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIG - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
5 PRIMA - Perception, recognition and integration for observation of activity
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, UJF - Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1, INPG - Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble , CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR5217
6 TIMC-IMAG-GMCAO - Gestes Medico-chirurgicaux Assistés par Ordinateur
TIMC-IMAG - Techniques de l'Ingénierie Médicale et de la Complexité - Informatique, Mathématiques et Applications, Grenoble - UMR 5525
Abstract : Most conventional computer-aided navigation systems assist the surgeon visually by tracking the position of an ancillary and by superposing this position into the 3D preoperative imaging exam. This paper aims at adding to such navigation systems a device that will guide the surgeon towards the target, following a complex preplanned ancillary trajectory. We propose to use tactile stimuli for such guidance, with the design of a vibrating belt. An experiment using a virtual surgery simulator in the case of skull base surgery is conducted with 9 naïve subjects, assessing the vibrotactile guidance effectiveness for complex trajectories. Comparisons between a visual guidance and a visual+tactile guidance are encouraging, supporting the relevance of such tactile guidance paradigm.
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Jeremy Bluteau, Marie-Dominique Dubois, Sabine Coquillart, Edouard Gentaz, Yohan Payan. Vibrotactile guidance for trajectory following in computer aided surgery.. Conference proceedings : .. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2010, 1, pp.2085-8. ⟨10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5626270⟩. ⟨hal-00540744⟩

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