A wearable headset for monitoring electromyography responses within spinal surgery

Golab, M.R., Breedon, P.J. ORCID: 0000-0002-1006-0942 and Vloeberghs, M., 2016. A wearable headset for monitoring electromyography responses within spinal surgery. European Spine Journal, 25 (10), pp. 3214-3219. ISSN 0940-6719

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Purpose: This research examines an approach for enhancing the efficiency of spinal surgery utilising the technological capabilities and design functionalities of wearable headsets, in this case Google Glass. The aim was to improve the efficiency of the selective dorsal rhizotomy neurosurgical procedure initially through the use of Glass via an innovative approach to information design for an intraoperative monitoring display. Methods Utilising primary and secondary research methods the development of a new electromyography response display for a wearable headset was undertaken. Results: Testing proved that Glass was fit for purpose and that the new intraoperative monitor design provided an example platform for the innovative intraoperative monitoring display; however, alternative wearable headsets such as the Microsoft HoloLens could also be equally viable. Conclusion: The new display design combined with the appropriate wearable technology could greatly benefit the selective dorsal rhizotomy procedure.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: European Spine Journal
Creators: Golab, M.R., Breedon, P.J. and Vloeberghs, M.
Publisher: Springer
Date: October 2016
Volume: 25
Number: 10
ISSN: 0940-6719
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 13 Jun 2016 15:31
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 14:17
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27978

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