Hand Gesture Recognition (IMAGE) Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Caption Two surgeons manipulate brain images using a hand gesture recognition system developed by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. As reported in the June Issue of the <i>Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association</i> (2008;15:321-323, DOI 10.1197/jamia.M24), this was the first time, the authors believe that such a system was successfully implemented in an actual "in vivo" neurosurgical brain biopsy. It was tested at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. The system is trained to read specific movements so a sterile environment can be maintained without touching a screen, keyboard or mouse while reading digital images during a medical proceedure. Credit Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.