WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY FOR EFFICIENT ERGONOMICS IN INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
This bachelor graduation project is the result of my graduation assignment for Philips Design and the Avans University of Applied Sciences. During my study Communication and Multimedia Design, I have chosen the specialization of ‘information and interaction design where I mainly focused on designing for and with people.
This thesis was focused on the creation of a more efficient and comfortable workflow for Interventional Radiologists. During minimally invasive, image-guided procedures, these specialists are affected by ergonomic problems that cause orthopedic injuries and musculoskeletal pain resulting in an uncomfortable working environment.
The main objective of this bachelor graduation was to develop a possibility for better ergonomics in the surgery environment. As a result, an interactive, smart wearable glove which makes it possible to navigate in a simple and quick way through the images of the interventional X-ray is developed. The current system is equipped with a remote control, which results in unpleasant body positions and physical injuries. This wearable makes it possible to use appropriate images for further investigation during the procedure. It is also possible to interact with the monitor, in order to adjust the screen to their own preferences. It is now possible to use the captured images in a fast and comfortable position for a better and more efficient workflow.
Interaction Design and Development,
Graduation project bachelor
Bachelor Communication and Multimedia Design