MT 18.01

The procedures for repairing or replacing prostheses used in total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) vary depending on the particular model of the prosthesis. If the model of the prosthesis is unknown, identification is performed by medical professionals based on visual inspection of X-ray images. This process is tedious and time consuming; indicating an unmet need for a tool that will aid surgeons in identifying prostheses quickly and accurately. A preliminary step towards the creation of such a classification tool is the segmentation of the prosthesis.


‘YouDescribe’ is a project founded by Smith-Kettlewell Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRDC) with an objective to enable and encourage sighted volunteers to describe online videos for the benefit of the blind and visually impaired. Their platform includes a server and a web-interface to facilitate this. Due to the increasing availability of online content through smartphones and the convenience it offers, there was a strong need to make YouDescribe available on mobile phones as well.