CoSummary: adaptive fast-forwarding for surgical videos by detecting collaborative scenes using hand regions and gaze positions


This paper presents CoSummary, an adaptive video fast-forwarding technique for browsing surgical videos recorded by wearable cameras. Current wearable technologies allow us to record complex surgical skills, however, an efficient browsing technique for these videos is not well established. In order to assist browsing surgical videos, our study focuses on adaptively changing playback speeds through the learning and detecting collaborative scenes based on surgeon hand placement and gaze information. Our evaluation shows that the proposed method is able to highlight important collaborative scenes and skip less important scenes during surgical procedures. We have also performed a subjective study with surgeons in order to have professional feedback. The results confirmed the effectiveness of the proposed method in comparison to uniform video fast-forwarding.

Proc. ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2019)