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11-05-2009, 12:21 AM
Dear all.

I have an on-going ergonomic study in minimally invasive
surgery. Laparoscopic surgeons perform surgical procedures while standing
on a force plate in an operating room. One of surgeon is relative shorter
than others and she uses a surgical step stool like this (
during the case. I can still reset my force plate with this step stool on
my force plate but am not sure whether I would get the same data which I
would get without a step stool. I would appreciate any suggestions or
comments on this. I am using a single force plate and all four legs of the
surgical step stool can be on the force plate. Thanks.


Gyusung Lee, Ph.D.

Faculty Research Associate
Director, Surgical Ergonomics Laboratory
Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research and Innovation (MASTRI)

University of Maryland
School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
22 South Greene St. Room S7B15
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 328-0185
Fax: (410) 328-4084