Techniques in Coloproctology

, Volume 23, Issue 6, pp 595–596 | Cite as

Feasibility study of wearable cameras: GoPro Hero7, Panasonic HX-A500 and Patriot F850 glass camera for anal surgery recording. A video demonstration

  • C.-W. HsuEmail author
  • C.-C. Wu
  • M.-C. Chang
  • J.-H. Wang
  • M.-H. Lee
  • Y.-H. Chen
Video Forum

Capturing a clear surgical video is important to share novel surgical techniques and to achieve effective training for surgical residents and students. The ideal recording camera should be able to obtain high-quality images, highly portable, comfortable and price-friendly [1]. In this decade, the progress of the digital and optical technology has made available several types of wearable camera, which medical professionals can use for surgical recording as first person’s field of view (FOV). These small and light-weight wearable cameras with high-quality video recording enable surgeons to record videos during surgery easily without high costs, a bulky camera system, or a professional video team. The notable wearable cameras invented for surgical recording include GoPro Hero series [2], Panasonic HX camera [3] and Google Glass [4], which have been widely used in most fields of surgery such as general surgery, urological surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery and maxillofacial...



This work was supported by the Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan (Grant KSB108-056). This work was assisted in part by the Division of Colorectal Surgery of the Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital.

Author contributions

CWH study concept and design; acquisition of data; analysis and interpretation of data; drafting of the manuscript; statistical analysis. MCC, CCW, YHC acquisition of data. JHW critical revision of the manuscript for import ant intellectual content.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This video forum does not contain experimental studies with the patient. The surgery was documented, with proper informed consent and with prior authorization of the patient, it was edited for publication. This study is in accordance with the ethical standards.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained in accordance with the standards set forth by hospital regulations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C.-W. Hsu
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • C.-C. Wu
    • 1
  • M.-C. Chang
    • 1
  • J.-H. Wang
    • 1
  • M.-H. Lee
    • 1
  • Y.-H. Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryKaohsiung Veterans General HospitalKaohsiungTaiwan
  2. 2.Faculty of MedicineNational Yang-Ming UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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