The IR Point of View: Action Cameras for IR Action
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.
KeywordsAction Camera Wearable Camera Transradial Access Sport Enthusiast GoPro Hero
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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)
- 1.Lee CK, Kim Y, Lee N, Kim B, Kim D, Yi S. Feasibility Study of Utilization of Action Camera, GoPro Hero 4, Google Glass and Panasonic HX-A100 in Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print].Google Scholar