SURAG presentation at the MICCAI conference

OCT. 5, 2020

Our team leader Dr. Alfredo Illanes presented the core of our SURAG concept at the prestigious MICCAI conference, showing that a simple and inexpensive audio sensor can provide similar information as a complex and expensive force sensor.

Dr. Alfredo Illanes, leader of the SURAG project, has presented the work entitled “Feasibility Check: Can Audio be a Simple Alternative to Force-based Feedback for Needle Guidance?” at the prestigious International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI). This work, made in collaboration with the Therapy planning and navigation group of the research campus Stimulate in Magdeburg, shows that audio can contain valuable information for monitoring tip/tissue interaction dynamics during percutaneous needle insertion procedures. The objective was to show that information that a well-known sensor as force can provide could also be extracted from a low-cost and simple sensor such as audio. The results show that information resulting from sensors of entirely different nature can be strongly related during needle insertion.

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