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.
|Journal||International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2020|