Health and Well Being
Prof. V. P. Bapat
Prof. G. G. Ray, Dr. Hemant Bhansali, Prof. B.Ravi
BETiC, IIT Bombay
This project will be exhibited at Design Degree Show 2015, 13th to 17th June.
Design of an Ergonomic Laparoscopic Device
In the world of medicine and surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery has been a gift to mankind. It has replaced open surgeries in many cases, where recuperation and healing takes time. But as condition of patients improved dramatically, where
it took less time for the patients to recover from the surgeries and return back to normal day to day activities, the condition of the doctors also changed. Due to lack of tools designed ergonomically for the surgeries, the doctors are now facing stressful conditions while performing surgeries. Many doctors reported about numbness in their thumb and discomfort in their upper extremities after performing a laparoscopic surgery.
An attempt is made to understand the difficulties faced by the surgeons while performing such surgeries and come up with a design of an ergonomic and comfortable instrument for the surgery.