|Title: Feasibility of interactive gesture control of a robotic microscope|
|Written by: S.-T. Antoni and C. Sonnenburg and T. Saathoff and A. Schlaefer|
|in: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering September 2015|
|Volume: 1 Number: 1|
|on pages: 164-167|
Note: ISSN: 2364-5504
Abstract: Robotic devices become increasingly available in the clinics. One example are motorized surgical microscopes. While there are different scenarios on how to use the devices for autonomous tasks, simple and reliable interaction with the device is a key for acceptance by surgeons. We study, how gesture tracking can be integrated within the setup of a robotic microscope. In our setup, a Leap Motion Controller is used to track hand motion and adjust the field of view accordingly. We demonstrate with a survey that moving the field of view over a specified course is possible even for untrained subjects. Our results indicate that touch-less interaction with robots carrying small, near field gesture sensors is feasible and can be of use in clinical scenarios, where robotic devices are used in direct proximity of patient and physicians.