Publication
Title
The development of an innovative corneal biopsy tool : a usability comparison of four ergonomic handle prototypes
Author
Abstract
Keratitis, or an inflammation of the cornea, is a common eye disease in which a biopsy of the cornea is required to determine its underlying cause. Currently, no standardized tool is available for this purpose and corneal scrapings are performed with a scalpel or wide needle, frequently with inconclusive results as too little material is removed for fear of penetration. Previous research resulted in a new cutting principle, and is used in this follow-up study. The aim of this research is to optimize the usability of the cutting principle through a user evaluation (N = 18) of four ergonomic handle prototypes. The results of this study suggest that a forceps-shaped handle provides improved usability, and propose design guidelines for further optimization.
Language
English
Source (book)
Advances in human factors and ergonomics in healthcare and medical devices : proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, July 21-25, 2018, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, USA / Lightner, Nancy J. [edit.]
Source (series)
Advances in intelligent systems and computing ; 779
Publication
Cham : Springer international publishing ag , 2019
ISBN
978-3-319-94372-5
978-3-319-94372-5
978-3-319-94373-2
Volume/pages
779 (2019) , p. 23-29
ISI
000471292600003
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Developing a user-friendly control system for a dexterous arm prosthesis for children with a bilateral transverse arm reduction
Development and validation of a new framework for the integration of technical and consumer-experience-based materials selection throughout the design process.
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 22.08.2018
Last edited 23.09.2021
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