CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 639–641 | Cite as

The IR Point of View: Action Cameras for IR Action

  • Uei PuaEmail author
  • Justin Kwan
  • Glenn Wei Leong Tan
Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Point of view (POV) or action cameras are lightweight wearable cameras that are popular among sports enthusiasts, with the ability to capture action from the “first person” perspective. Its wearability and ease of operation make it an attractive low-cost investment for real-time broadcast and recording of surgical procedures. Sporadic POV recordings of surgery (including IR procedures) can be found on the internet, alluding to its potential. Recently, limited literature on the use of POV cameras in spine, plastics, and eye surgery have emerged [1, 2, 3, 4]. The purpose of this communication is to illustrate the use of POV cameras in IR, highlighting its potentials and limitations.

In our institution, available POV cameras (physicians owned) included GoPro HERO 4 (GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, CA) and ThiEYE i60 (ThiEYE Technologies Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, China). They are head-mounted using a head-strap (Fig.  1), with the camera angle adjusted to show the operators hands when...


Action Camera Wearable Camera Transradial Access Sport Enthusiast GoPro Hero 
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I hereby declare that the manuscript, including related data, figures and tables, has not been published previously and that the manuscript is not under consideration elsewhere. I also declare that I do not have any financial conflict of interest with regard to the subject submitted.

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Supplementary material

Movie 1

Recorded POV clip at (1080p 30 frames per second) during deployment of one of the endoanchors (Fig. 3), for training purpose. The operator inserted the endoanchor applicator into the steerable sheath up to the white marker (4 second mark). After confirming good positioning of the applicator against the aortic wall (5 second mark) released the endoanchor by depressing and holding down the console button (13-15 second mark). The light indicator showed a “solid” forward arrow sign (15 second mark), indicating successful deployment. The applicator was then removed under fluoroscopic guidance (16-21 second mark). This video showed the usefulness of POV cameras in capturing aspects of the procedure not shown on fluoroscopy and allowed for correlation by the trainees (MOV 36719 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyTan Tock Seng HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Yong Loo Lin School of MedicineNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Department of General SurgeryTan Tock Seng HospitalSingaporeSingapore

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