Despite having the robotic catheter systems which have recently emerged as safe way of performing cardiovascular interventions, a number of important challenges are yet to be investigated. One of them is exploration of surgeons' natural skills during vascular catheterization with robotic systems. In this study, surgeons' natural hand motions were investigated for identification of four basic movements used for intravascular catheterization. Controlled experiment was setup to acquire surface electromyography (sEMG) signals from six muscles that are innervated when a subject with catheterization skills made the four movements in open settings. k-means and k-NN models were implemented over average EMG and root means square features to uniquely identify the movements. The result shows great potentials of sEMG analysis towards designing intelligent cyborg control for safe and efficient robotic catheterization.
- Pub Date:
- March 2020
- Physics - Medical Physics;
- Computer Science - Robotics;
- Electrical Engineering and Systems Science - Image and Video Processing;
- Electrical Engineering and Systems Science - Signal Processing
- 2 Pages, 3 Figures