Assessing mental workload during laparoscopic surgery

C. Melody Carswell, Duncan Clarke, W. Brent Seales

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Abstract

Although the use of performance efficiency measures (speed, movement economy, errors) and ergonomic assessments are relatively well established, the evaluation of cognitive outcomes is rare. This report makes the case for assessment strategies that include mental workload measures as a way to improve training scenarios and training/operating environments. These mental workload measures can be crucially important in determining the difference between well-intentioned but subtly distracting technologies and true breakthroughs that will enhance performance and reduce stress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-90
Number of pages11
JournalSurgical Innovation
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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