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Design and testing of a new medical rail-adapter product

Design and testing of a new medical rail-adapter product

Year: 2013

Editor: Udo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini

Author: Wu, Xiaolong; Choi, Young Mi

Series: ICED

Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology, United States of America

Pages: 221-228

ISBN: 978-1-904670-44-5

ISSN: 2220-4334

Abstract

Injuries caused by medical device use errors were much more common than injuries resulting from medical device failures. There are many factors that contribute to device use errors such as device complexity or disorganization of the devices themselves. Rail-adapter systems are one way of helping to improve the organization and management of medical equipment. This paper discusses the current state of rail-adapter systems and the development of a new rail-adapter product based on issues in existing products. The performance of the new rail adapter is tested against other products to investigate whether the design updates contribute to real improvements in performance and efficiency for healthcare workers.

Keywords: Human factors and ergonomics, product design, health care, medical rail-adapter, hand gesture cognition

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ICED13: 19th International Conference on Engineering DesignThe 19th International Conference on Engineering Deisgn (ICED13) will for the first time take place in Asia: ICED13 on 19-22 August 2013 at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea The ICED13 motto is: "Design for Harmonies" - Harmony of Products and Services - Harmony of Old and New - Harmony of Culture and Technology - Harmony of East and West The conference chair is Prof. Yong Se Kim of the Creative Design Institute at Sungkyunkwan University. Important dates are: Call for Papers:...

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