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The Virtual Instrumentation (VI) Laboratory facilitates customized on-site ergonomic analysis of minimally invasive surgery.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 1998; 50:240-5.SH

Abstract

Ergonomic studies are needed to understand and improve the visual and physical interface that minimally invasive surgery methods interpose between the surgeon and the operating field. We used the Virtual Instrumentation (VI) Laboratory of the Biomedical Engineering Program at California State University, Sacramento to develop a portable ergonomic analysis system to compare the physical workloads imposed on the surgeon by tradition open and laparoscopic surgery techniques. We used the system at a national surgery conference to measure electromyogram (EMG) activity from thumb and forearm muscles of volunteer subjects as they performed simulated surgical tasks using open and laparoscopic techniques. We found that EMG activity was significantly greater for the laparoscopic than for the open surgery technique, suggesting that the laparoscopic technique was more physically demanding. The portable ergonomic analysis VI system was quick to set up and convenient to use. We are using the rapid prototyping and modular design capabilities of the VI Lab to develop additional ergonomic analysis VI systems.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Biomedical Engineering Program, California State University, Sacramento 95819-6019, USA. smithwd@csus.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10180547

Citation

Smith, W D., et al. "The Virtual Instrumentation (VI) Laboratory Facilitates Customized On-site Ergonomic Analysis of Minimally Invasive Surgery." Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 50, 1998, pp. 240-5.
Smith WD, Forkey DL, Berguer R. The Virtual Instrumentation (VI) Laboratory facilitates customized on-site ergonomic analysis of minimally invasive surgery. Stud Health Technol Inform. 1998;50:240-5.
Smith, W. D., Forkey, D. L., & Berguer, R. (1998). The Virtual Instrumentation (VI) Laboratory facilitates customized on-site ergonomic analysis of minimally invasive surgery. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 50, 240-5.
Smith WD, Forkey DL, Berguer R. The Virtual Instrumentation (VI) Laboratory Facilitates Customized On-site Ergonomic Analysis of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Stud Health Technol Inform. 1998;50:240-5. PubMed PMID: 10180547.
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