Towards Robot-Assisted Echocardiographic Monitoring in Catheterization Laboratories: Usability-Centered Manipulator for Transesophageal Echocardiography

Christina Pahl, Henning Ebelt, Mostafa Sayahkaraji, Eko Supriyanto, Amiliana Mardiani Soesanto

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Abstract

This paper proposes a robotic Transesophageal Echocardiography (TOE) system concept for Catheterization Laboratories. Cardiovascular disease causes one third of all global mortality. TOE is utilized to assess cardiovascular structures and monitor cardiac function during diagnostic procedures and catheter-based structural interventions. However, the operation of TOE underlies various conditions that may cause a negative impact on performance, the health of the cardiac sonographer and patient safety. These factors have been conflated and evince the potential of robot-assisted TOE. Hence, a careful integration of clinical experience and Systems Engineering methods was used to develop a concept and physical model for TOE manipulation. The motion of different actuators of the fabricated motorized system has been tested. It is concluded that the developed medical system, counteracting conflated disadvantages, represents a progressive approach for cardiac healthcare.

Original languageEnglish
Article number148
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Volume41
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017

Keywords

  • Catheterization laboratory
  • Ergonomics
  • Heart
  • Manipulator
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Usability

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