Development of an eye-gaze controlled interface for surgical manipulators using eye-tracking glasses

Hiu Man Yip, David Navarro Alarcon, Yun Hui Liu

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Abstract

Introducing robots into the operating theatre has become more popular in recent decades. Surgical manipulators have been developed to assist in surgeries like a human assistant to facilitate the surgical procedures. In this paper, we present an eye-controlled interface for the surgeon to control this kind of robot based on eye-tracking glasses. In our approach, we use the monitor for providing the endoscopic/laparoscopic feedback as the landmark for controlling the robot. The surgeon is allowed to control the robot by looking at different features of the monitor. We present the algorithm for extracting the monitor from the user's view and the method on how to differentiate the control commands with the detected monitor and the user's gaze-point. Experiments were conducted to verify the feasibility of our eye-controlled interface.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2016
PublisherIEEE
Pages1900-1905
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509043644
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2016 - Qingdao, China
Duration: 3 Dec 20167 Dec 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2016
Country/TerritoryChina
CityQingdao
Period3/12/167/12/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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