A Projection Device for Assisting Neurosurgery

This study proposes an MR image projection device for assisting incision-place marking task in neurosurgery.
The proposed interface aims to enhance the neurosurgeon’s spatial perception to assist understanding three-dimensional brain structure.
It consists of an adjustable translucent screen with projected MR images, and a link arm with sensors to recognize the surgeon’s embodied interaction.
The proposed device provides haptic interactions that allow the surgeon to manipulate the depth information and spatial views of the three-dimensional brain structure on the basis of their embodied interaction.
We conducted task load evaluation experiment and it is suggested that the physical and temporal demands are reduced by using our proposed device.


西田 , 鈴木 健嗣, “脳神経外科における切開位置図示を支援する透過画像投影機器”, ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会2015 in Kyoto, May 17-19, 2015

西田惇, 鈴木 健嗣, “手術ナビゲーション支援機器のための透過MR画像投影法”, 電子情報通信学会, 新潟, Mar. 18-21, 2014

西田惇, 松下明,中井啓, 松村明, 鈴木 健嗣, “透過画像投影法を用いた手術ナビゲーション支援機器”, 第32回筑波脳神経外科研究会, つくば, Feb.2, 2014