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New ergonomic design criteria for handles of laparoscopic dissection forceps.
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2001 Feb; 11(1):17-26.JL

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The shape of laparoscopic instrument handles can cause physical discomfort. This problem may be ascribed to a lack of standards for instrument design. In this study, new ergonomic requirements for the design of laparoscopic dissection forceps were created. Three representative handles (a Karl Storz [click-line] scissors handle, an Access Plus scissors handle, and an Aesculap cylindrical handle) currently available on the market were evaluated according to the new list of ergonomic criteria.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

The handles were subjectively (questionnaire) and objectively (video analyses) tested in order to find out whether the new requirements are valid for the evaluation and design of instrument handles.

RESULTS

The outcome of the subjective and objective tests matched the predictions by the new criteria list. New criteria were introduced (neutral wrist excursions), and existing general criteria were specified (e.g., a minimal contact area of 10 mm). Significant differences were found among the three handles. The Storz handle met 8 of the 10 requirements, the Access handle met 5, and the Aesculap handle met only 4.

CONCLUSIONS

The new list of ergonomic requirements is a valid tool to determine the ergonomic value of a handle for laparoscopic dissecting tasks. It gains its strength from its specialized character. Significant differences were found among the three tested handles. Cylindrical handles were inferior to scissors handles.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Faculty of Design, Engineering and Production, Subfaculty Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. m.a.vanveelen@io.tudelft.nlNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Technical Report

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11444319

Citation

van Veelen, , et al. "New Ergonomic Design Criteria for Handles of Laparoscopic Dissection Forceps." Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A, vol. 11, no. 1, 2001, pp. 17-26.
van Veelen , Meijer DW, Goossens RH, et al. New ergonomic design criteria for handles of laparoscopic dissection forceps. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2001;11(1):17-26.
van Veelen, ., Meijer, D. W., Goossens, R. H., & Snijders, C. J. (2001). New ergonomic design criteria for handles of laparoscopic dissection forceps. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A, 11(1), 17-26.
van Veelen , et al. New Ergonomic Design Criteria for Handles of Laparoscopic Dissection Forceps. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2001;11(1):17-26. PubMed PMID: 11444319.
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TY - JOUR T1 - New ergonomic design criteria for handles of laparoscopic dissection forceps. AU - van Veelen,, AU - Meijer,D W, AU - Goossens,R H, AU - Snijders,C J, PY - 2001/7/11/pubmed PY - 2002/1/5/medline PY - 2001/7/11/entrez SP - 17 EP - 26 JF - Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A JO - J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A VL - 11 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: The shape of laparoscopic instrument handles can cause physical discomfort. This problem may be ascribed to a lack of standards for instrument design. In this study, new ergonomic requirements for the design of laparoscopic dissection forceps were created. Three representative handles (a Karl Storz [click-line] scissors handle, an Access Plus scissors handle, and an Aesculap cylindrical handle) currently available on the market were evaluated according to the new list of ergonomic criteria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The handles were subjectively (questionnaire) and objectively (video analyses) tested in order to find out whether the new requirements are valid for the evaluation and design of instrument handles. RESULTS: The outcome of the subjective and objective tests matched the predictions by the new criteria list. New criteria were introduced (neutral wrist excursions), and existing general criteria were specified (e.g., a minimal contact area of 10 mm). Significant differences were found among the three handles. The Storz handle met 8 of the 10 requirements, the Access handle met 5, and the Aesculap handle met only 4. CONCLUSIONS: The new list of ergonomic requirements is a valid tool to determine the ergonomic value of a handle for laparoscopic dissecting tasks. It gains its strength from its specialized character. Significant differences were found among the three tested handles. Cylindrical handles were inferior to scissors handles. SN - 1092-6429 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11444319/New_ergonomic_design_criteria_for_handles_of_laparoscopic_dissection_forceps_ L2 - https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/10926420150502896?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -