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Ergonomics on medical devices #72415 02/11/17 2:23 PM
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I just read the title of an upcoming meeting "The value of human factors and ergonomics on medical devices and its importance on medical device user training" and it reminded me of a visit I made with a colleague to a company in the 90s (might have been Graseby Medical).

They had just taken over Rigel and we were introduced to the new 255 tester by their "Ergonomics graduate"; after a short talk about how ergonomics had been central to the design of the new tester my colleague who is a little under average height lifted the unit by its’ handle and found that unless he bent his arm the unit would touch the ground when he walked, so much for lessening muscle fatigue.

I'm pretty sure it went into production with the same design but we didn't buy one.

Lee


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Re: Ergonomics on medical devices [Re: Lee S] #72416 02/11/17 2:31 PM
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I quite liked the *255. smile

Originally Posted by Rigel Medical

The Rigel 255 was introduced during the mid 1990's in answer to the increasing demand for traceability and data storage. The Rigel 255 was the world's first electrical medical safety analyser combining automatic test sequences with internal memory, graphics display, integral QWERTY keyboard and built-in printer.


But there again, I am a little above average height. whistle

However, these days, even leprechauns could do the business with one of these.

* It was best left on the Biomed Cart.

PS: yes, it was Graseby.

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Re: Ergonomics on medical devices [Re: Lee S] #72417 03/11/17 9:03 AM
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I gota Safe-T-Sim with my "Big Jim becomes a Biomed" kit for my last birthday !!!

Re: Ergonomics on medical devices [Re: Malcolm] #72419 03/11/17 11:48 AM
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Lucky Guy! smile

So, are you going to write a review for us?


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Re: Ergonomics on medical devices [Re: Lee S] #72420 03/11/17 2:38 PM
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Geoff, joking apart....I've often looked at the space saving equipment but don't know if they have a service agency in Europe.
Couldn't be ar*** having to use the USA for recalibration...

Re: Ergonomics on medical devices [Re: Malcolm] #72422 04/11/17 8:37 PM
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Looks like 110 volts working (and AAMI/NFPA protocols) too, frown

Maybe a better plan would be a move to Sun Valley, California. smile

Myself, I have always liked American biomed test* kit. They're very much "spoiled for choice" over there, too.

* With apologies to Rigel.


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Re: Ergonomics on medical devices [Re: Lee S] #72429 06/11/17 11:06 AM
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Hello

Proact Medical sell and service the Pronk SimCube etc so may be able to help.

Lee


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Re: Ergonomics on medical devices [Re: Lee S] #72431 06/11/17 3:46 PM
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How are you getting on with your SimCube, Lee? Any good (how about a review)?

I heard that Proact send them back to the States? Is this the case (have you had yours re-calibrated yet)? think


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