Temporal Segmentation of Surgical Suturing

Intuitive Surgical Computer Science, 2017-18

Liaison(s): Anthony Jarc, Liheng Guo
Advisor(s): Colleen Lewis
Students(s): Juliet Forman, Varsha Kishore (PM), Jane Wu, Hyobin You, Angela Zhao

Intuitive Surgical specializes in minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery and they developed the da Vinci surgical system. The objective of our project is to analyze the motion of surgical instruments controlled by surgeons and video recording of surgeries by developing computational models that automatically recognize suturing activities during robot-assisted surgery. Our approach comprises machine learning and neural network architectures. These computational models could then be used to generate advanced analytics such as surgeon performance reports.