Evaluation of a surgeon-centered laparoscopic tool design to conventional tools

A. E. Trejo, M. C. Jung, D. Oleynikov, M. S. Hallbeck

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Abstract

Surgeon-centered design principles were employed to design an articulating laparoscopic tool. Evaluation of this tool by 38 expert laparoscopic surgeons demonstrated that they believed the new tool could significantly reduce back, shoulder, arm, wrist and hand pain and stiffness. They preferred the new design to conventional designs for comfort and general impression. The added articulation at the grasper tip was deemed a useful addition by 92%; in addition, 89% of the surgeons would purchase the tool once it was on the market. This study demonstrates that good surgeon-centered design can improve a standard laparoscopic tool. It further demonstrates that given a choice between current tools and ergonomically designed tools, laparoscopic surgeons will select the more comfortable, useful tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, HFES 2005
Pages1705-1709
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2005 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Sep 26 2005Sep 30 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2005
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period9/26/059/30/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Trejo, A. E., Jung, M. C., Oleynikov, D., & Hallbeck, M. S. (2005). Evaluation of a surgeon-centered laparoscopic tool design to conventional tools. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, HFES 2005 (pp. 1705-1709). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society).