The impact of distance between displays on visual scanning in the laparoscopic training environment: The role of effort

Martina I. Klein, Patricia R. Delucia, Brittany N. Neilson

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Abstract

The laparoscopic environment induces high attentional demands on operators due to the perceptual-motor distortions inherent in this environment. Further, successful surgical outcomes necessitate surgeons to have adequate situation awareness of the patient and the surgery. Thus, surgeons need to obtain information that is often displayed visually at different locations in the operating theater, requiring visual scanning. The present study assessed the impact of the distance between different displays on visual scanning behavior when performing a concurrent laparoscopic training task. The results of the present study have practical implications for laparoscopic surgery, indicating that critical information displayed visually should be located close to the monitor that displays the target tissue. Further, relatively difficult laparoscopic procedures (e.g., those with increased disruption of hand-eye mapping) might result in longer viewing times, and thus critical information might not be attended to because of decreased frequency of visual scanning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1192-1196
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510889538
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2018Oct 5 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period10/1/1810/5/18

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    Klein, M. I., Delucia, P. R., & Neilson, B. N. (2018). The impact of distance between displays on visual scanning in the laparoscopic training environment: The role of effort. In 62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018 (pp. 1192-1196). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 2). Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931218621274