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TitleHand-product contact point detection on surgical instruments - a user evaluation
Author(s)Sampaio, Álvaro M.
Simoes, Paulo
Arezes, P.
Pontes, A. J.
Keywordsproduct safety
surgical instruments
traceability technology
task analysis
Issue date2019
PublisherSAGE Publications Inc
JournalErgonomics in Design
Abstract(s)FEATURE AT A GLANCE: The interaction of hand tools with the user is crucial and a key factor for his or her performance. In specific medical devices like surgical instruments, it is also important to ensure patient safety, namely, to avoid the risk of a surgical instrument's being left inside a body.This article investigates the patterns of hand-to-product contact areas by identifying the potential locations to couple an external add-on tracing device on surgical instruments. A user evaluation study was conducted to determine the contact areas between the surgeons' hands and different surgical instruments. The methodology, the results, and a discussion are described below.
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Appears in Collections:CAlg - Artigos em revistas internacionais / Papers in international journals
IPC - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem
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