Application of visual tracking for robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery

@article{Zhang2002ApplicationOV,
  title={Application of visual tracking for robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery},
  author={Xiaoli Zhang and Shahram Payandeh},
  journal={J. Field Robotics},
  year={2002},
  volume={19},
  pages={315-328}
}
With the increasing popularity of laparoscopic surgery, the demand for better modes of laparoscopic surgery also increases. The current laparoscopic surgery mode requires an assistant to hold and manipulate the endoscope through commands from the surgeon. However, during lengthy surgery procedures, accurate and on time adjustment of the camera cannot be guaranteed due to the fatigue and hand trembling of the camera assistant. This paper proposes a practical visual tracking method to achieve… CONTINUE READING
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