Effects of hand dominance and postural selection on muscle activities of virtual laparoscopic surgical training tasks

Chun Kai Huang, Ashley Boman, Anthony White, Dmitry Oleynikov, Ka Chun Siu

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

This study investigated how the ergonomic factors, such as hand dominance and postural selection, influenced on surgical performance regarding the changes of muscle activity. Twenty novices performed two virtual laparoscopic surgical training tasks and five target muscle activities were measured. Compared with using dominant hand, surgical skills performance using non-dominant hand increased muscle activities. Muscle fatigue is more likely induced in standing position than sitting position during practice. This study suggests an emerging need to focus on hand dominance during laparoscopic surgical training to address the impact of hand discrepancy on bimanual coordination. It is also important to pay attention on postural selection during training to reduce muscle fatigue, which possibly leads to injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 22
EditorsLi Fellander-Tsai, Kirby G. Vosburgh, James D. Westwood, Steven Senger, Susan W. Westwood, Cali M. Fidopiastis, Alan Liu
PublisherIOS Press
Pages142-145
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996248
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 2016 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Apr 7 2016Apr 9 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume220
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 2016
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period4/7/164/9/16

Keywords

  • Electromyography
  • Posture
  • Skills learning
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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