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Ergonomic evaluation of a redesigned surgical instrument.

Authors
Miller-M; Ransohoff-J; Tichauer-ER
Source
Appl Ergon 1971 Dec; 2(4):194-197
NIOSHTIC No.
00071239
Abstract
Some problems have been encountered with the current design of the bayonet forceps, one of the more frequently used instruments of the neurosurgeon. By studying its function and operational use, a new design was conceived to make the instrument more amenable to the surgeon's hand, that is, ergonomically suitable. This was tested in the laboratory and the operating room, and was found superior to the old one in comfort, stability in use, and ease of operation. This method of ergonomic redesign and evaluation can be used for other similar problems. (Grant No. T01-OH-00103)
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Medical-personnel; Human-factors-engineering; Instrumentation; Surgeons; Testing; Ergonomics; Hospitals
Contact
Rehabilitation Medicine New York University Med Ctr 400 East 34 Street New York, N Y 10016
CODEN
AERGBW
Publication Date
19711201
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
477334
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1972
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-OH-00103
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0003-6870
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Source Name
Applied Ergonomics
State
NY
Performing Organization
New York University, New York, New York
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