Quantification of surgical technique using an inertial measurement unit
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Quantifying the algorithmic information content of hand motion patterns during a surgical task enables the comparison of different groups, novice and expert. Previously, it has been shown that the information content/complexity of hand motion patterns during the surgical skill/subtask of knot tying reduces with increased expertise. Researchers hypothesize that the information content/complexity of motion patterns would also reduce with expertise during a more complex surgical task of a bench model venous anastomosis.
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