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Design of Low-Cost Ergonomic Microsurgery Equipment: Comparison of Microscope and 3D Video Displays on Task Performance1

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Denny Yu

Department of Health Sciences Research,
Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN 55905

Jackie S. Cha, Cooper Green

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Steven J. Kasten

Department of Surgery,
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Thomas J. Armstrong

Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering,
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13-16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 16, 2015; published online April 24, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(2), 020918 (Jun 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1111; doi: 10.1115/1.4030130 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 16, 2015; Online April 24, 2015

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Fig. 1

Microscope (left) and video displays (right)

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Fig. 2

Task apparatus with 1.6 mm targets arranged at 10, 20, and 40 mm from the start target (corner target) and in the x (left), y (left), and z (right) axes of movement

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Fig. 3

MT versus ID by display types for all targets on each axis. Regression analysis based on average MT. Solid line is predicted MT [6]. Outliers not shown.




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