Fall 2005 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Advanced Network Opportunities for Surgical Tele-Robotics

Time 09/21/05 04:30PM-05:30PM

Session Abstract

Providing surgeons the ability to mentor and perform procedures from remote locations will have a profound impact on the quality and type of care provided to soldiers on the battlefield, astronauts in space and patients in underserved communities. Remote robotic telesurgery using monoscopic vision has been performed clinically with the Zeus robot over a dedicated commercial network. The daVinci Surgical System is currently the only clinically supported surgical robotic system, but has not previously been used to perform telesurgery. We developed a telesurgical daVinci system capable of transcontinental stereoscopic robotic surgical intervention.

In this initial case, telesurgery was successfully performed over standard Internet links at 10Mbps with no Quality of Service. The robustness of the network remains a primary concern with regards to future clinical use of this telesurgery system. Internet2 could provide the network capability - in terms of image fidelity, decreased latency, jitter and packet loss - for robust clinical use. Opportunities to explore use of advanced networks such as Internet2 will be discussed.


Speaker Brett Harnett University of Cincinnati

Speaker Brian Miller Intuitive Surgical

Speaker Ken Wood TATRC

Speaker Barry C. Herman WRAMC

Speaker Jean Marc HaiVision Systems, Inc.

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Secondary tracks Advanced Applications and Technologies

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