Usability issues in the operating room - Towards contextual design guidelines for medical device design

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Surma-aho , A , Hölttä-Otto , K , Nelskylä , K & Lindfors , N C 2021 , ' Usability issues in the operating room - Towards contextual design guidelines for medical device design ' , Applied Ergonomics , vol. 90 , 103221 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103221

Title: Usability issues in the operating room - Towards contextual design guidelines for medical device design
Author: Surma-aho, Antti; Hölttä-Otto, Katja; Nelskylä, Kaisa; Lindfors, Nina C.
Contributor: University of Helsinki, HUS Perioperative, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine
University of Helsinki, HUS Musculoskeletal and Plastic Surgery
Date: 2021-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Applied Ergonomics
ISSN: 0003-6870
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/333495
Abstract: Most usability assessments of medical devices describe the problems of individual devices in detail, but few account for the real context of use or provide designers with actionable guidelines for improvement. To fill this gap, this paper reports the results of a case study on the usability of operating room technologies and documents the creation of contextual design guidelines for operating room device design. We spent 64 h in a gynecological operating unit conducting interviews with staff and observing device use during surgery. With qualitative analysis methods and based on existing usability principles, we created 21 design guidelines for the operating room context. The new guidelines highlight interactions between multiple devices, staff members, as well as other contextual factors. While the guidelines require further validation, they can potentially support the creation of more safe, ergonomic, and intuitive medical devices.
Subject: Usability
Operating room
Design guidelines
PATIENT SAFETY
HEURISTICS
CARE
TECHNOLOGIES
INTEGRATION
ERGONOMICS
SCIENCE
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