TITLE

The Effect of Music on Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgical Performance

AUTHOR(S)
Siu, Ka-Chun; Suh, Irene H.; Mukherjee, Mukul; Oleynikov, Dmitry; Stergiou, Nick
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Surgical Innovation;Dec2010, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p306
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Music is often played in the operating room to increase the surgeon’s concentration and to mask noise. It could have a beneficial effect on surgical performance. Ten participants with limited experience with the da Vinci robotic surgical system were recruited to perform two surgical tasks: suture tying and mesh alignment when classical, jazz, hip-hop, and Jamaican music were presented. Kinematics of the instrument tips of the surgical robot and surface electromyography of the subjects were recorded. Results revealed that a significant music effect was found for both tasks with decreased time to task completion (P = .005) and total travel distance (P = .021) as well as reduced muscle activations ( P = .016) and increased median muscle frequency (P = .034). Subjects improved their performance significantly when they listened to either hip-hop or Jamaican music. In conclusion, music with high rhythmicity has a beneficial effect on robotic surgical performance. Musical environment may benefit surgical training and make acquisition of surgical skills more efficient.
ACCESSION #
57204418

 

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