Augmented reality training platform for neurosurgical burr hole localization

TitleAugmented reality training platform for neurosurgical burr hole localization
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsBaum, Z. M. C., Lasso A., Ryan S., Ungi T., Rae E., Zevin B., Levy R., & Fichtinger G.
JournalJournal of Medical Robotics Research
Pagination1942001-1 - 1942001-13
Date Published01/2020
Type of ArticleSpecial Issue
Keywordsaugmented reality, competency-based medical education, holography, neurosurgery, surgical planning, visualization

Augmented reality (AR) is used in neurosurgery to visualize lesions and plan procedures pre-operatively and intra-operatively, though its use has not been widely adopted in simulation-based neurosurgical training for the same tasks. This work defines metrics to determine performance in drill position and angle identification for neurosurgical training. The metrics were validated intra-operatively and in a simulated training environment, demonstrating that trainees identify drill position and angle faster and more accurately with AR compared to standard techniques. Training using AR and the proposed metrics stands to add value to neurosurgical curricula development.

PerkWeb Citation KeyBaum2020
Refereed DesignationRefereed