Direct Surgeon Control of the Computer in the Operating Room

  • Dumitru Onceanu
  • A. James Stewart
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6891)


This paper describes the design and evaluation of a joystick-like device that allows direct surgeon control of the computer in the operating room. The device contains no electronic parts, is easy to use, is unobtrusive, has no physical connection to the computer, and makes use of an existing surgical tool. The device was tested in comparison to a mouse and to verbal dictation.


Operating Room Completion Time Touch Screen Tool Insert Computer Assisted Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dumitru Onceanu
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. James Stewart
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ComputingQueen’s UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Human Mobility Research CentreKingston General HospitalCanada

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