Predictive Modeling

Predictive Modeling of Surgical Skill Using Objective Features

Duke REST has currently conducted a study investigating the use of motion tracking to objectively model performance of participants on basic laparoscopic surgery tasks. Data was collected using the trakSTAR electromagnetic motion tracking system with sensors affixed to various laparoscopic surgery instruments while participants completed three Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Tasks. Data is currently being analyzed for feature extraction and modeling for predicting 1) FLS and 2) OSATS Scores.