TITLE

Assessing Mental Workload During Laparoscopic Surgery

AUTHOR(S)
Carswell, C. Melody; Clarke, Duncan; Seales, W. Brent
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Surgical Innovation;Mar2005, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
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.
ACCESSION #
16812587

 

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