Stereo image-based arm tracking for in vivo surgical robotics

Eric Psota, Kyle Strabala, Jason Dumpert, Lance C. Pérez, Shane Farritor, Dmitry Oleynikov

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3 Scopus citations


Motor-based tracking and image-based tracking are considered for three-dimensional in vivo tracking of the arms of a surgical robot during minimally invasive surgery. Accurate tracking is necessary for tele-medical applications and for the future automation of surgical procedures. An experiment is performed to compare the accuracy of the two methods, and results show that the positioning error of image-based tracking is significantly less than that of motor-based tracking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 18
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR18
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781607507055
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

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


  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • stereo imaging
  • surgical robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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