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Using infrared imaging for assessment of muscular activity in the forearm of surgeons in the performance of laparoscopic tasks


Abstract: Surgeons working in laparoscopic surgery are subjected to hard working conditions because of the poor ergonomic characteristics of the workplace. The improvement in the working conditions requires the use of reliable techniques for the assessment of muscular activity. In this article infrared imaging is used and compared with electromyography for the evaluation of muscle activity in the performance of laparoscopic surgical tasks. Electromyography has been widely used for the evaluation of the electrical activity produced by the muscles in the performance of surgery. On the contrary, infrared imaging is an innovative technique that has not been sufficiently explored. An experimental evaluation was carried out using a thermography camera and recording the infrared images from volunteers in different tests. Pearson?s correlation was obtained between the electromyography and thermographic measurements in two stages: Endurance Stage (best value: ??=?0.8401 with p?

 Autoría: Sancibrian R., Gutierrez-Diez M., Redondo-Figuero C., Llata J., Manuel-Palazuelos J.,

 Fuente: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 2019, 233(19), 999-1009

Editorial: Sage

 Fecha de publicación: 01/07/2019

Nº de páginas: 12

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1177/0954411919863547

ISSN: 0954-4119,2041-3033

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1177/0954411919863547

Autores/as

MARIA CRUZ GUTIERREZ DIEZ
CARLOS GODOFREDO REDONDO FIGUERO
JOSE CARLOS MANUEL PALAZUELOS