Ergonomic investigation of weight distribution of laparoscopic instruments.

  title={Ergonomic investigation of weight distribution of laparoscopic instruments.},
  author={Chiuhsiang Joe Lin and Hung-Jen Chen and Ying-Chu Lo},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  volume={21 5},
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery procedures require highly specialized visually controlled movements. Investigations of industrial applications indicate that the length as well as the weight of hand-held tools substantially affects movement time (MT). Different weight distributions may have similar effects on long-shafted laparoscopic instruments when performing surgical procedures. For this reason, the current experiment aimed at finding direct evidence of the weight distribution effect in an… CONTINUE READING

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