Investigating the muscle activities of performing surgical training tasks using a virtual simulator

Chun Kai Huang, Irene H. Suh, Jung Hung Chien, Srikant Vallabhajosula, Dmitry Oleynikov, Joseph Ka-Chun Siu

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the muscle activities of upper extremities while performing fundamental surgical training tasks using a virtual simulator. Six subjects performed virtual cutting tasks and their muscle activities of upper extremities were measured. The results demonstrated a significant increase in muscle activities in both proximal and distal upper extremities, which are the common areas of occurrence of injury after prolonged practice. This study suggests that the upper trapezius and the extensor digitorum are essential prime movers to perform surgical training tasks. These muscles should be monitored for performance assessment in future studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR 2012
PublisherIOS Press
Pages200-204
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781614990215
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, MMVR 2012 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 9 2012Feb 11 2012

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume173
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

ConferenceMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, MMVR 2012
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period2/9/122/11/12

Keywords

  • Electromyography
  • Surgical training
  • Upper extremity
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Huang, C. K., Suh, I. H., Chien, J. H., Vallabhajosula, S., Oleynikov, D., & Siu, J. K-C. (2012). Investigating the muscle activities of performing surgical training tasks using a virtual simulator. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 19: NextMed, MMVR 2012 (pp. 200-204). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 173). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-022-2-200