Distraction affects the robot-assisted surgical performance depending on task difficulty

Shi Hyun Park, Jung Hung Chien, Dmitry Oleynikov, Irene Suh, Joseph Ka-Chun Siu

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Abstract

This study investigated the impact of distractions on robotic surgical performance with different task difficulties. We hypothesized that distractions would negatively affect robot-assisted surgical performance in comparison to no distraction. In addition, the performance on distractions would be affected by the level of task difficulty. Sixteen subjects performed three inanimate surgical tasks: Bimanual Carrying (BC), Needle Passing (NP), and Suture Tying (ST) with three distraction groups (passive, active, combined distraction), and a control group with no distraction. Dependent variables were objective measurements (time, distance, speed, and smoothness). A two-way ANOVA was applied to examine the effect of distractions and tasks. Distractive environment significantly decreased performance (time to task completion (p ≤?0.005) and distance traveled (p ≤?0.005)), and the effect of distraction was significant on difficult tasks (NP and ST).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationErgonomics for All
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010
Pages615-619
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2011
Event9th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Nov 7 2010Nov 10 2010

Publication series

NameErgonomics for All: Celebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010

Conference

Conference9th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period11/7/1011/10/10

Keywords

  • Active distraction
  • Passive distraction
  • Robot-assisted surgery
  • Task difficulty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Park, S. H., Chien, J. H., Oleynikov, D., Suh, I., & Siu, J. K-C. (2011). Distraction affects the robot-assisted surgical performance depending on task difficulty. In Ergonomics for All: Celebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010 (pp. 615-619). (Ergonomics for All: Celebrating PPCOE's 20 Years of Excellence - Selected Papers of the Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2010).