Japanese Researchers Develop See-Through Recording Device For Medical Surgeries

Monday, 21 July 2014 - 3:20PM
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Monday, 21 July 2014 - 3:20PM
Japanese Researchers Develop See-Through Recording Device For Medical Surgeries

Have you ever wondered what exactly goes on in a surgeons head/hands during an operation? Are they typically focusing really hard, or are they better off thinking about other things while operating on the insides of people's bodies? Are their hands tense? Which fingers muscels do they use exactly?

 

Well, Researchers at the Aichi Institute of Technology in Japan are working to help record the exact conditions that a Surgeon undergoes when operating on a patient. According to AJW, the team of researchers are developing a computerized recording system that will "see through the hands and heads of surgeons," recording entire operating sessions for clients and students to later consult. This computerized camera system will be able to see through the operating physician's hands to allow "clearer recordings of the procedure for educational purposes." 

 

"After the system is complete, I hope to record as many surgeries as possible in order to create a database," said Yasuhito Suenaga, one of the lead developers on the project.

 

When this database is complete, it has the potential to give medical students an unprecedented view of surgeries, which has the potential to greatly expedite the learning process. 

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