Ensuring the usability of a knee arthroscopy simulator

Louise Moody, Alan Waterworth, John G. Arthur, Aleksandar Zivanovic, Edward Dibble

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There is limited research considering the usability of medical virtual environments. Usability evaluation is an essential validation phase that considers the extent to which a product achieves its specific goals, with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction. A four-stage iterative approach is adopted to enhance usability in the development of a knee arthroscopy training system. This process has drawn attention to issues that may impede system usability for example non-conformity to platform conventions, and visibility of the system status. The process highlights features that computer scientists can overlook when working closely with a system but that are essential to user acceptance and effective application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 12
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding a Better You: The Next Tools for Medical Education, Diagnosis and Care
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event4th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 1996 - Newport Beach, United States
Duration: 15 Jan 200416 Jan 2004
Conference number: 4


Conference4th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 1996
Abbreviated titleMMVR 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewport Beach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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