Superficial electromyography, motion analysis and triggered-stereo cameras technologies applied to ultrasound system user interface evaluation

Federica Vannetti, Tiziana Atzori, Laura Fabbri, Guido Pasquini, Leonardo Forzoni, Claudio Macchi

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Abstract

The present work describes the ergonomics and usability preliminary tests regarding the human upper limb kinematics and strength evaluation of two diagnostic ultrasound scanners. The tests were performed by one expert sonographer in vivo on one subject in abdominal and vascular clinical applications. The two systems had different user interfaces: one system had a classic Soft keys interactive Menu displayed on dedicated mini LCD screens, with toggles and buttons for the activation and adjustment of the functions, then a physical qwerty keyboard and a control panel. The other system had a touch screen integrated in the control panel with an interactive user interface and reduced number of physical buttons. Comparisons between the two systems considering the sonographer’s use are provided. Motion Analysis and Superficial Electromyography results are presented and discussed on both systems regarding tests in vivo.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2017
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages80-89
Number of pages10
Volume590
ISBN (Print)9783319604824
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2017Jul 21 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume590
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period7/17/177/21/17

Keywords

  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Motion analysis
  • SEMG
  • Sonography WRMSD
  • Ultrasound user interface design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Vannetti, F., Atzori, T., Fabbri, L., Pasquini, G., Forzoni, L., & Macchi, C. (2018). Superficial electromyography, motion analysis and triggered-stereo cameras technologies applied to ultrasound system user interface evaluation. In Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2017 (Vol. 590, pp. 80-89). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 590). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60483-1_9