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AutoLap proven to reduce ergonomics-related stress, injury in laparoscopic surgery

May 1, 2018

Robotic vs. Human Camera Assistance (II)

The AutoLap™ system has been proven to reduce ergonomics-related stress, injury in laparoscopic surgery in a study conducted in the Netherlands.

The recent study concludes that the surgeon’s ergonomic comfort is significantly improved in procedures using the image-guided robotic AutoLap laparoscope positioning system, ultimately improving the surgeon’s work safety. The randomized controlled trial set out to assess the benefits of using the AutoLap system and included a Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA), a standard ergonomic assessment tool.

The trial compared the surgeon’s ergonomic comfort in 30 laparoscopic procedures, half of which were conducted with the AutoLap system and the other half without. The average RULA scores with AutoLap indicate that the surgeon enjoys no risk and very low work-related ergonomic effort, compared to procedures without the system, where average scores indicated risk of poor ergonomics with potential for related stress and injury for the surgeon. The study results were presented recently at the Health Valley Event 2018 in the Netherlands.

For more information on the AutoLap system: frimer@mst-sys.com

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