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Van Veelen, M.A. (author), Kazemier, G. (author), Koopman, J. (author), Goossens, R.H.M. (author), Meijer, D.W. (author)
Purpose: The aim of this study was to find the ergonomically optimal operating surface height for laparoscopic surgery in order to reduce discomfort in the upper extremities of the operators and the assistants. The operating surface height was defined as the level of the abdominal wall of a patient with pneumoperitoneum. Materials and Methods:...
journal article 2002
Van Veelen, M.A. (author), Meijer, D.W. (author), Goossens, R.H.M. (author), Snijders, C.J. (author)
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...
journal article 2001