Equipment control in a sterile environment using the Gyromouse and a new interface, the user interface (UI) wand.

@article{Stefels2007EquipmentCI,
  title={Equipment control in a sterile environment using the Gyromouse and a new interface, the user interface (UI) wand.},
  author={Coen N Stefels and J Kneissner and R. G. Aarnink and Paul Kaufholz and Cornelis A. Grimbergen and Jenny Dankelman},
  journal={Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies : MITAT : official journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={163-72}
}
Providing the surgeon/interventionist with controlling devices that avoid the need for interference of an assistant could enable more direct control and reduce errors due to miscommunication or misinterpretation. Therefore the need for an input device controlling equipment from the sterile environment is high. We evaluated the usability of two hand-held interfaces; an acceleration-sensitive Gyromouse and the User Interface Wand (UI Wand), a new prototype pointing device. The evaluation… CONTINUE READING

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