In A Usability Analysis Of The ArthroFree Wireless Surgical Camera By Lazurite®, More Than 90% Of Respondents Agree The Absence Of Cables Will Have A Positive Impact On Efficiency And Patient Safety

Journal of Orthopaedic Expertise & Innovation Printed Article

Medical machine and expertise firm Lazurite® introduced {that a} new article simply revealed within the Journal of Orthopaedic Expertise & Innovation supplies key assist for the usability of the corporate’s ArthroFree® wi-fi surgical digicam.

In a human elements usability evaluation of the digicam system involving 88 contributors, 94.32% of respondents gave a “good” or “wonderful” response to the assertion, “The absence of cables may have a constructive influence on effectivity,” and 90.91% gave a “good” or “wonderful” response to the assertion, “The absence of cables may have a constructive influence on affected person security.” Greater than 88% (88.10%) agreed with the assertion, “I might carry out surgical procedure with the identical diploma of confidence [as my current device].”

Separate one-on-one interviews with surgeons on their unbiased expertise with ArthroFree pointed to “untethered motion” as a very powerful good thing about utilizing the machine.

Authors: Pearl Griffin, MS, Patrick Polito, MS, Leah Brownlee, JD, Jeff Ustin, MD, Kipum Lee, PhD, and Craig Connor MS

The article, by Pearl Griffin, MS, Patrick Polito, MS, Leah Brownlee, JD, Jeff Ustin, MD, Kipum Lee, PhD, and Craig Connor MS, is offered right here on the Journal’s web site.

ArthroFree

ArthroFree is the primary FDA-cleared wi-fi digicam for arthroscopy and common endoscopy, each areas of minimally invasive surgical procedure. The machine is an alternative choice to the traditional digicam utilized in minimally invasive surgical procedure, which has two cables, one for energy and one for fiber-optic mild, tethering it to instrumentation packing containers on a surgical tower. The cables will be cumbersome, routed round or throughout the affected person, and danger bridging the sterile and nonsterile fields.

Suggestions

Suggestions on the ArthroFree digicam system’s usability was obtained from 82 surgeons and 6 different medical professionals. Subjects surveyed included ergonomics, ease of use, picture high quality, and affected person expertise. Surveys had been collected following design validation testing (pre-FDA clearance; 76 contributors) or medical analysis (post-FDA clearance; 12 contributors).

Members

Members with wide-ranging ranges of expertise in minimally invasive surgical procedure had been recruited from 10 medical services. They had been educated on using ArthroFree after which used the machine in a surgical process carried out on a affected person or mannequin. Their expertise was evaluated in a 13-statement human elements survey scored utilizing a 5-point Likert scale. Members scored the machine’s usability “good” or “wonderful” in all survey statements, suggesting customers’ wants had been happy in 91.30% of contributors.

Usability Evaluation

To enhance the usability evaluation, one-on-one interviews had been performed with 15 surgeons from 9 medical services gathering qualitative suggestions on their unbiased expertise with the ArthroFree machine. Every surgeon was requested to touch upon the potential advantages of utilizing the machine. All 15 volunteered “untethered motion” as an anticipated profit. Different advantages cited by greater than half of these interviewed embody decreased setup and teardown time (11/15), and elevated effectivity within the OR (8/15).

Dr. Jeff Ustin, is a essential care surgical procedure specialist at College Hospitals and Akron Basic Medical Middle Stated:

“The ArthroFree Wi-fi Digicam System is designed to free the surgeon from the tethers of video energy and fiber-optic mild cables with the intention to enable extra ergonomic and environment friendly surgical actions and improve the protection of the OR. The favorable survey scores and advantages expressed by surgeons on this evaluation assist the usability of the primary wi-fi surgical digicam and a excessive chance of person adoption.”

Kipum Lee, vp of innovation & product technique at UH Ventures

“The publication of the usability evaluation is the end result of the preliminary section of our collaboration with Lazurite in assist of its ArthroFree wi-fi digicam system. The usability evaluation represented an amazing alternative for our surgeons and surgical groups to make use of the machine. Such a immersive remark and knowledge gathering is without doubt one of the key engagement companies we offer by means of our UH Ventures platform.”

Data

For extra details about the ArthroFree System, contact a product professional at (833) 214-2324 or contact@lazurite.co.

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