Ergonomic usability testing of operating room devices

M. S. Hallbeck, S. Koneczny, D. Büchel, U. Matern

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10 Scopus citations

Abstract

Medical errors in the operating room due to design, technological factors and poor human factors engineering are common. Determining the factors which facilitate or hinder successful performance during the use of medical systems is critical to the creation of standardized metrics for usability of medical devices in the operating room. Creation of a standardized evaluation for usability based on international standards and user-centered design principles can help determine what role these factors have in medical errors. In addition, device design can be evaluated to promote safety, measured objectively by metrics such as reduction in medical errors with a decrease in performance time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed by Design, MMVR 2008
PublisherIOS Press
Pages147-152
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781586038229
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 30 2008Feb 1 2008

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume132
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period1/30/082/1/08

Keywords

  • Ergonomics
  • Medical errors
  • Usability testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Hallbeck, M. S., Koneczny, S., Büchel, D., & Matern, U. (2008). Ergonomic usability testing of operating room devices. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008 (pp. 147-152). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 132). IOS Press.