Motion analysis as an evaluation framework for eye-hand coordination: A case study in ultrasound-guided catheter insertion

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Abstract

Helping resident surgeons quickly and accurately develop expertise in clinical skills is crucial for improving patient safety and care. Because most surgical skills require visually aided device manipulations, developing effective eye-hand coordination is a crucial component of most surgical training. While eye-hand coordination has typically been evaluated on the basis of time to complete a task and number of errors, growing evidence suggests that task performance can be distinguished by detecting eye gaze patterns and movement planning. However, few studies have explored methods for collecting and evaluating gaze patterns without significantly impeding the user (e.g. goggle eye trackers), reducing the utility of this approach. Therefore, the current study was developed to propose and test a framework for evaluating the quality of eye-hand coordination using a novel motion analysis technique. To validate the framework, three expert and three novice resident surgeons were video-taped during ultrasoundguided central-venous catheter insertion procedures and compared. Our method was able to show that experts demonstrate distinguished patterns in adjusted accuracy, movement trajectories and time allocation. The results also showed that expert performance in eye-hand coordination appears to be characterized by goal-oriented adjustment. This research framework can be used to characterize individual differences and improve surgical residence training and can also be applied in other domains where eye-hand coordination needs to be studied without impeding user performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication34th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791846285
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014 - Buffalo, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume1A

Other

OtherASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBuffalo
Period8/17/148/20/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Kim, I., Miller, S. R., & Freivalds, A. (2014). Motion analysis as an evaluation framework for eye-hand coordination: A case study in ultrasound-guided catheter insertion. In 34th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 1A). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC201434575