Development of New Augmented Reality Function Using Intraperitoneal Multi-view Camera

  • Naoki Suzuki
  • Asaki Hattori
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7815)


We developed a multi-view video camera system that works inside the abdominal cavity to obtain a wider range of information during laparoscopic and robotic surgery. This video camera system is able to enter the abdominal cavity and surround an organ in a fixed degree. We conducted in vitro and in vivo experiments to clarify the functions of the system. The advantage of the system is that it can alter the viewpoint without physically moving the camera and can obtain diversified intraperitoneal information. Moreover, by taking advantage of its video image array with geometrical regularity, we build a novel augmented reality function compared with the images for conventional navigation surgery.


Multiple-viewpoint camera Laparoscopy 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Cavusoglu, M.C., Williams, W., Tendick, F., Sastry, S.S.: Robotics for Telesurgery: Second Generation Berkeley/UCSF Laparoscopic Telesurgical Workstation and Looking Towards the Future Applications. Industrial Robot: Special Issue on Medical Robotics 30(1), 22–29 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Treadt, M.R.: A surgeon’s perspective on the difficulties of laparoscopic surgery. Computer-Integrated Surgery: Technology and Clinical Applications, 559–560 (1995)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Roviaro, G.C., Varoli, F., Saguatti, L., Vergani, C., Maciocco, M., Scarduelli, A.: Major vascular injuries in laparoscopic surgery. Surg. Endosc. 16, 1192–1196 (2002)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Way, L.W., Stewart, L., Gantert, W., Liu, K., Lee, C.M., Whang, K., Hunter, J.G.: Causes and prevention of laparoscopic bile duct injuries: Analysis of 252 cases from a human factors and cognitive psychology perspective. Annals of Surgery 237, 460–469 (2003)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Michaelson, M.D., Cotter, S.E., Gargollo, P.C., Zietman, A.L., Dahl, D.M., Smith, M.R.: Management of complications of prostate cancer treatment. CA Cancer J. Clin. 58, 196–213 (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Dodgson, N.A., Wiseman, N.E., Lang, S.R., Dunn, D.C., Travis, A.R.L.: Autostereoscopic 3D display in laparoscopic surgery. Computer Assisted Radiology 95, 1139–1144 (1995)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Levy, A.: Multi-camera endoscope, US Patent Application Publication 20120053407 A1 (2012)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Suzuki, N., Hattori, A., Hayashibe, M., Suzuki, S., Otake, Y.: Development of dynamic spatial video camera (DSVC) for 4D observation, analysis and modeling of human body locomotion. Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 11, 346–348 (2003)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Saito, T., Suzuki, N., Hattori, A., Suzuki, S., Hayashibe, M., Otake, Y., et al.: Motion analysis system using DSVC (Dynamic Spatial Video Camera) and 4D human modeling. Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 1376 (2005)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Saito, T., Suzuki, N., Hattori, A., Suzuki, S., Hayashibe, M., Otake, Y.: Estimation of Skeletal Movement of Human Locomotion from Body Surface Shapes Using Dynamic Spatial Video Camera (DSVC) and 4D Human Model. Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 119, 467–472 (2006)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Naoki Suzuki
    • 1
  • Asaki Hattori
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for High Dimensional Medical ImagingThe Jikei Univ. School of MedicineJapan

Personalised recommendations