An ergonomic user interface design for a new extremity MRI focusing on the patient chair

Eui Seung Jung, Kimin Ban, Jinyoung Kim, Jiwon Ahn, Sangkyun Na, Jinho Yim, Kyungjin Oh

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Abstract

Ergonomic design guidelines for the new development of an extremity MRI have been developed to minimize patient’s postural discomfort on different scanning types with a specific focus given to the patient chair and leg supporter. The research started with a known zero gravity position as an optimal body posture and did a market survey on various industrial chairs. Based on the anthropometric characteristics of the populations being considered, the comfortable ranges of the dimensions and angles were defined for four scanning types: knee, ankle, elbow and wrist scannings. In order to validate these guidelines, a simple mockup was made and tested for a group of participants. The test was to find out 3-dimensional comfortable postures of 14 participants with respect to the scanning type and scanning duration, which subsequently yielded design dimensions and adjustable ranges of angles for MRI bore and exterior, chair and leg supporter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume I
Subtitle of host publicationHealthcare Ergonomics
EditorsSebastiano Bagnara, Yushi Fujita, Riccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino, Thomas Alexander
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages139-147
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319960975
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
Event20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 2018 Aug 262018 Aug 30

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume818
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

Other20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period18/8/2618/8/30

Keywords

  • Chair design guidelines
  • Extremity MRI
  • Patient postural discomfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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