Overview

Our projects have spanned several exciting research areas including creativity support tools, design cognition and fixation, and medical product design. To find out more about these projects, click on the relevant picture below.

Concept Selection
Concept Selection
Sponsor: the NSF
Product Dissection
Product Dissection
Sponsor: the NSF
Central Line Catheter Insertion
CVC Trainer
Sponsor: the NIH

Dynamic CVC Haptic Robotic Training

Sponsored by: The National Institute of Health

Successful training of medical residents to perform Central Venous Catheter (CVC) placement is of critical importance to ensure patient safety. Mechanical complications including arterial puncture, pneumothorax, hemothorax, and failed puncture commonly occur in CVC procedures. These complications can be reduced by improving medical resident’s mechanical skills before they operate on human patients. The goal of this project is to develop, explore the effectiveness, and implement the novel training method of dynamic haptic robotic training (DHRT) for central venous catheter (CVC) placement. This novel method continuously evaluates the medical resident’s cognitive and dexterity skills and prescribes tasks to build these skills and feedback of performance to provide understanding for areas of improvement. This standardized method of learning can help to reduce complications in CVC insertion.

Relevant Publications

2017
Personalized Learning in Medical Education: Designing a User Interface for a Dynamic Haptic Robotic Trainer for Central Venous Catheterization
Mary Yovanoff*, David Pepley, Katelin Mirkin, Jason Moore, David Han, and Scarlett Miller
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, October 9-13 2017, Austin, TX
2016
Improving medical education: Simulating changes in patient anatomy using dynamic haptic feedback
Mary Yovanoff*, David Pepley, Katelin Mirkin, Jason Moore, David Han, and Scarlett Miller
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, September 23-28 2016, Washington, DC
Engineering and Better Simulator: A pilot study assessing a haptic robot as a training system for Central Venous Catheter Insertion
Katelin Mirkin, Inki Kim, David Pepley, Mary Yovanoff, Scarlett Miller, Jason Moore, and David Han
Association for Surgical Education , April 12-13 2016, Boston, MD
A Virtual Reality Haptic Robotic Simulator for Central Venous Catheterization Training
David Pepley, Mary Yovanoff, Katelin Mirkin, Scarlett Miller, David Han and Jason Moore
Design of Medical Devices Conference , November 7-9, 2016, Beijing, China
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2015
Stochastic Event Detection in Needle-Tissue Interaction
Inki Kim*, Scarlett Miller, and Adam Gordon
ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference 27th Annual Conference, August 2-4 2015, Boston, MA
2014
Using Learning Curves to Assess Resident Surgical Skill Acquisition: A Case Study of Ultra-Sound Guided Catheter Insertion.
Inki Kim*, Scarlett Miller, and Andris Freivalds
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, October 27-31 2014, Chicago, IL
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Motion analysis as an evaluation framework for eye-hand coordination: A case study in ultrasound-guided catheter insertion
Inki Kim*, Scarlett Miller, and Andris Frievalds
ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference 26th Annual Conference , August 17-20 2014, Buffalo, NY, MA
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Research Materials

Central Line Self-Efficacy Survey: CLSE Survey
Internal Jugular Central Venous Catheterization Form: IJCVC Form
Training Evaluation Survey: TES
Coding Handbook for Qualitative CVC Training Feedback: Coding Handbook

Research Assistants:

Mary Yovanoff

Mary Yovanoff
PhD IE

Inki Kim

Inki Kim
PhD IE

Clayton Meisel

Clay Meisel
BS ME