Complex surgeries complications are increasing, thus making an efficient surgical assistance is a real need. In this work, an ontology-based context-aware system was developed for surgical training/assistance during Thoracentesis by using image processing and semantic technologies. We evaluated the Thoracentesis ontology and implemented a paradigmatic test scenario to check the efficacy of the system by recognizing contextual information, e.g. the presence of surgical instruments on the table. The framework was able to retrieve contextual information about current surgical activity along with information on the need or presence of a surgical instrument.

Toward a Knowledge-Driven Context-Aware System for Surgical Assistance

NAKAWALA, HIRENKUMAR CHANDRAKANT;FERRIGNO, GIANCARLO;DE MOMI, ELENA
2017-01-01

Abstract

Complex surgeries complications are increasing, thus making an efficient surgical assistance is a real need. In this work, an ontology-based context-aware system was developed for surgical training/assistance during Thoracentesis by using image processing and semantic technologies. We evaluated the Thoracentesis ontology and implemented a paradigmatic test scenario to check the efficacy of the system by recognizing contextual information, e.g. the presence of surgical instruments on the table. The framework was able to retrieve contextual information about current surgical activity along with information on the need or presence of a surgical instrument.
Context-awareness; ontology; robotic surgery; object recognition; surgical assistance system
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