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Research Advisor: Dmitriy Babichenko, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh


Beyond the Scope: Using Motion Capture Data from Bronchoscopy Simulations to Build Feedback Models

Babichenko, Dmitriy; Grieve, Lorin; Velez, Jonathan; Lutz, John; Farkas, Deborah; Bailey, Kailani; Freeman, Morgan; Wynn, Taylor. iConference 2018. Sheffield, UK.

Abstract: Mannequin simulators and task trainers are commonly used in health sciences training programs to teach techniques performed during medical procedures. However, there are drawbacks to their deployment. First and foremost, the cost of high-fidelity task trainers is prohibitively expensive for many programs. Additionally, the combination of mannequin-to-learner and teacher-to-learner ratios often makes it difficult to efficiently teach procedures to a large number of students. This project aims to create a low-cost, game-based, easily portable task trainer to assist learners in building skills and expertise in performing bronchoscopies. This preliminary report focuses on designing a motion capture device to record hand, wrist, and thumb motions performed by experts and learners during simulated bronchoscopy procedures and then using this captured data to construct computational feedback models.