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Computer simulation for ergonomic improvements in laparoscopic surgery.
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PMID:  16359635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is the aim of this study to reduce the stress and strain of the medical staff during laparoscopic operations, and, simultaneously, to increase the safety and efficiency of an integrated operation room (OR) by an ergonomic redesign. This was attempted by a computer simulation approach using free modelling of the OR and 3D human models (manikins). After defining ergonomically "ideal" postures, optimal solutions for key elements of an ergonomic design of the OR (position and height of the image displays, height of the OR table and the Mayo stand) could be evaluated with special regard to the different individual body size of each member of the team. These data should be useful for the development of team adapted, user friendly integrated OR suites of the future.
Patricia Marcos; T Seitz; H Bubb; A Wichert; H Feussner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2005-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied ergonomics     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0003-6870     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Ergon     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-06     Completed Date:  2006-07-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0261412     Medline TA:  Appl Ergon     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Ismaninger Strasse 22, 81675 Münich, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation*
Human Engineering*
Medical Staff

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