OJAppS  Vol.2 No.4 B , December 2012
Information Fusion for Process Acquisition in the Operating Room
ABSTRACT
The recognition of surgical processes in the operating room is an emerging research field in medical engineering. We present the design and implementation of a instrument localization system that is based on information fusion strategies to enhance its recognition power. The system was implemented using RFID technology. It monitored the presence of surgical tools in the interventional site and the instrument tray and combined the measured information by applying redundant, complementary, and cooperative information fusion strategy to achieve a more comprehensive model of the current situation. An evaluation study was performed that showed a correct classification rate of 97% for the system.

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nullNeumuth, T. and Meißner, C. (2012) Information Fusion for Process Acquisition in the Operating Room. Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 2, 195-198. doi: 10.4236/ojapps.2012.24B044.
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