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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