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Individual Workstation Design for the Flux One System

Lam, BSc. Martijn C.W. (2022) Individual Workstation Design for the Flux One System.

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Abstract:The advent of endovascular instruments has opened the door for endovascular minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Although MIS has improved patient outcomes compared to open surgery, it comes at the cost of surgical dexterity. The Flux One system provides a magnetic actuated, robotic, bedside solution to improve surgical dexterity of magnetic endovascular instruments within the patient vasculature. The current thesis focused on the development of an ergonomic and aesthetic, mobile, individual workstation design for the Flux One. A design methodology focusing on individual workstation design was applied. This methodology was supplemented with methods from human-computer interaction to be used during task-analysis, and methods from product design and development for the conceptual design. The design process provided a comprehensive overview of the work system of endovascular MIS, as well as an initial analysis of the end-user. Moreover, an overview of existing robotic-assisted surgical devices utilized for endovascular MIS was provided together with the associated adoption barriers and human factors challenges. The gathered information consolidated into an ergonomic and aesthetic conceptual design for the mobile, bedside, individual workstation for the Flux One. A computer-aided design (CAD) model was provided and an analytical ergonomic assessment was performed. The CAD model serves as input for the manufacturing of a physical prototype to be used in a future clinical study.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Flux Robotics, Enschede, The Netherlands
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:44 medicine
Programme:Biomedical Engineering MSc (66226)
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