Comparison of four cursor control devices for development of a powered laparoscopic surgery tool - Users' opinions

S. R. Herring, A. E. Trejo, Susan Hallbeck

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Abstract

Laparoscopic surgery greatly benefits the patient: it reduces recovery time, has a lower cost than other procedures, and has a greater cosmetic benefit. With every benefit, there is usually a cost. Laparoscopic surgery comes at the cost of the surgeons. Surgeons must cope with disadvantages caused from unergonomic handles. The current tools create awkward postures, pressure points and nerve legions. The purpose of the current study was to determine the best input device for a hot, powered, laparoscopic surgery tool. The current study tested four different input devices on a previously designed ergonomic laparoscopic tool handle using a target acquisition task. The input devices tested were the: Mouse Button Module, TouchPad, MiniJoystick Module, and MicroJoystick. Users' provided feedback via a questionnaire. Results show that the TouchPad and MicroJoystick are the best input devices for a powered tool with the MicroJoystick leading the pack.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Pages996-1000
Number of pages5
Volume2
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2007Oct 5 2007

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Other51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period10/1/0710/5/07

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cosmetics
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ergonomics
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Feedback
Recovery
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  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Herring, S. R., Trejo, A. E., & Hallbeck, S. (2007). Comparison of four cursor control devices for development of a powered laparoscopic surgery tool - Users' opinions. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Vol. 2, pp. 996-1000)

Comparison of four cursor control devices for development of a powered laparoscopic surgery tool - Users' opinions. / Herring, S. R.; Trejo, A. E.; Hallbeck, Susan.

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Vol. 2 2007. p. 996-1000.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Herring, SR, Trejo, AE & Hallbeck, S 2007, Comparison of four cursor control devices for development of a powered laparoscopic surgery tool - Users' opinions. in Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. vol. 2, pp. 996-1000, 51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007, Baltimore, MD, United States, 10/1/07.
Herring SR, Trejo AE, Hallbeck S. Comparison of four cursor control devices for development of a powered laparoscopic surgery tool - Users' opinions. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Vol. 2. 2007. p. 996-1000
Herring, S. R. ; Trejo, A. E. ; Hallbeck, Susan. / Comparison of four cursor control devices for development of a powered laparoscopic surgery tool - Users' opinions. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Vol. 2 2007. pp. 996-1000
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