Novel electrosurgical hand controls integrated into a standard laparoscopic grasper

Bernadette J. Brown-Clerk, Justin B. Rousek, Bethany R. Lowndes, Sandra M. Eikhout, Bradley J. Balogh, M. Susan Hallbeck

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Abstract

A novel device was developed that will allow laparoscopic surgeons to hand-operate standard electrosurgical equipment, eliminating the use of electrosurgical foot pedals, which typically cause static, unstable and non-neutral body positions. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to quantitatively and qualitatively determine the optimal ergonomic placement of the novel electrosurgical hand controls integrated into a standard laparoscopic grasper to optimize functionality. Three distinct hand control designs were evaluated by 26 participants during the performance of four basic inanimate laparoscopic electrosurgical tasks. Hand control actuation force and user preference were evaluated for each hand control design. The results indicate that hand control design 1 (CD 1) resulted in the ability to generate significantly greater actuation force for three of the four tasks (P < 0.05). Additionally, CD 1 was subjectively rated significantly better for comfort and ease-of-use compared to the other two hand control designs (P < 0.05). As a result, CD 1 was determined to be an advantageous ergonomic design placement for the novel electrosurgical hand controls integrated into a standard laparoscopic grasper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2010, HFES 2010
Pages1785-1789
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2010, HFES 2010 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 27 2010Oct 1 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2010, HFES 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period9/27/1010/1/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Brown-Clerk, B. J., Rousek, J. B., Lowndes, B. R., Eikhout, S. M., Balogh, B. J., & Hallbeck, M. S. (2010). Novel electrosurgical hand controls integrated into a standard laparoscopic grasper. In 54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2010, HFES 2010 (pp. 1785-1789). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 3). https://doi.org/10.1518/107118110X12829370090883