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Ergonomic problems originating in the use of high-frequency and ultrasonic medical devices

Saucken, Anna-Maria von; Donner, Sylvia; Kraft, Marc

High-frequency and ultrasonic medical devices are widely used in laparoscopic surgical procedures. Using these devices can result in ergonomic problems. Two studies were performed: in a questionnaire surgeons were asked to evaluate laparoscopic surgical instruments. Based on the resulting 74 data sets it was possible to define various improvements to the design of instruments. In a subsequent field study 70 surgical procedures were observed to comprise user caused problems in the interaction with medical devices.
Published in: Biomedical engineering = Biomedizinische Technik, 10.1515/bmt-2012-4042, De Gruyter
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