A developmental perspective to studying objects in robotic surgery

Laura Seppänen, Laure Kloetzer, Jarno Riikonen, Mikael Wahlström

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Abstract

Drawing on interventionist activity theoretical approaches, this paper describes a method of self-confrontation as a way in which to study objects in technology-mediated practices. In addition to research interests, the aim of examining the objects is to develop the capacity of professionals and organizations to work and learn better in complex technology-mediated work. The method was applied in robotic surgery, in which instruments are tele-operated by a surgeon. The robot offers better, collective visualization of the area under surgical operation than previous techniques. In particular, the paper shows how objects were revealed and new objects emerged during the intervention. We suggest that activity theoretical developmental interventions such as self-confrontations may help understand the complexity and evolution of objects, and thus contribute to studies of technology and organizations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organization
Subtitle of host publicationIS&O 2016
PublisherSpringer
Pages229-245
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-49733-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49732-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on Information Systems and Organizations, ISandO 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 9 Dec 201610 Dec 2016

Publication series

SeriesIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
VolumeVolume 489

Conference

ConferenceIFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on Information Systems and Organizations, ISandO 2016
Abbreviated titleISandO 2016
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period9/12/1610/12/16

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Keywords

  • activity theory
  • developmental intervention research
  • object
  • robotic surgery
  • self-confrontation

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Seppänen, L., Kloetzer, L., Riikonen, J., & Wahlström, M. (2016). A developmental perspective to studying objects in robotic surgery. In Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organization: IS&O 2016 (pp. 229-245). Springer. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol.. Volume 489 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49733-4_14
Seppänen, Laura ; Kloetzer, Laure ; Riikonen, Jarno ; Wahlström, Mikael. / A developmental perspective to studying objects in robotic surgery. Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organization: IS&O 2016. Springer, 2016. pp. 229-245 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol. Volume 489).
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A developmental perspective to studying objects in robotic surgery. / Seppänen, Laura; Kloetzer, Laure; Riikonen, Jarno; Wahlström, Mikael.

Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organization: IS&O 2016. Springer, 2016. p. 229-245 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol. Volume 489).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Seppänen L, Kloetzer L, Riikonen J, Wahlström M. A developmental perspective to studying objects in robotic surgery. In Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology and Organization: IS&O 2016. Springer. 2016. p. 229-245. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol. Volume 489). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49733-4_14