Digital human models for automated ultrasound user interface design

Giuseppe Andreoni, Marco Mazzola, Tiziana Atzori, Federica Vannetti, Lucia Modi, Sara D'Onofrio, Leonardo Forzoni

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The purpose of this theoretical paper is to describe the development of a new technology for the automated analysis and design definition of Ultrasound (US) system User Interfaces (UI) and US transducers. US examination is a real-time multi-factor approach, which involves the whole sonographer's body; its automated evaluation, analysis and design must take into account many different factors and aspects which need to be evaluated and implemented. The proposed technology, based on Digital Human Modeling (DHM) systems, would get input from multifactor technologies such as Motion Analysis, Eye Tracking, Superficial Electromyography, Stereo Imaging and also physical information such as temperature, ECG, respiration activity, etc., applied to different US users for different clinical applications and protocols. The utilization of DHM to manage and analyze these diverse requirements would drive the automated optimization of system design, in terms of ergonomics and workflow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-565
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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