Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Organisation University of Eastern Finland
Project title MicroDuet: Interpersonal Synchrony in Dual Microsurgical Performance in the Operating Room
Applicant / Contact person Vrzáková, Hana
Decision No. 338492
Decision date 03.06.2021
Funding period 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2024
Funding 249 890
Project description
MicroDuet investigates interpersonal synchrony in dual microsurgery through the lenses of joint attention and physiological synchrony that dynamically emerge in high-risk and space-restricted tasks. Using state-of-the-art sensors, modern multimodal data collections, and advanced theories in CSCW, MicroDuet isolates critical collaborative processes and the best practices of the high-performing teams in authentic operating rooms (OR). These practices are essential in building the expertise-driven models of smooth collaborations and designing intelligent sensing and interventions. While the project is situated in the context of dual microsurgery, the project's motivation, methods, and expected results have an impact on other video-mediated collaborations (i.e., attention-navigation surgical robotics) that are becoming increasingly important in areas where the face-to-face collaboration is restricted (i.e., high-risk environments, areas under travel restrictions, or rural areas).