Ergonomic evaluation of a redesigned surgical instrument.
Miller M; Ransohoff J; Tichauer ER
Appl Ergon 1971 Dec; 2(4):194-197
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)
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Medical-personnel; Human-factors-engineering; Instrumentation; Surgeons; Testing; Ergonomics; Hospitals
Rehabilitation Medicine New York University Med Ctr 400 East 34 Street New York, N Y 10016
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
New York University, New York, New York