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    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