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Since one of the main strategies be the involvement of stakeholders from the beginning of the project in different activities, the workshops are opened to participants beyond the partnership consortium. Workshops are conjointly organised by the partner holding the workshop and by the partner presenting results of their work.


pdf 28th Conference of the international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology 5 - 8 October 2016 Medical Delta - Delft, Rotterdam, Leiden - The Netherlands Popular

Paper ID 1930 : Train4OrthoMIS:  MIS online course as a manner of improving ergonomics in orthopedic surgery in conference track "Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare" has been updated by AHFE  Admin LA.

Orthopaedics is one of the essentially domains in surgery. This results from the raising orthopaedic disorders magnified specifically by civilization factors like sedentary lifestyle, extension of lifetime or growing automotive industry and associated to this automotive accidents etc. Together with the needs in orthopaedic field it is observed the development of methods and procedures in orthopaedic surgeries. One of the new and still improving approaches is minimal invasive surgery (MIS) or the tendency of reducing the size of skin incisions. Such direction of surgical development is positive, especially for patients, because of better efficiency and effectiveness of surgery, better cosmetics effects or lower risk of infections, but it could cause certain problems for medical staff both for surgeons and scrub nurses. These problems concern ergonomic failures what can lead to fatigue or even musculoskeletal disorders of orthopaedic surgeons and scrub nurses

Particularly, the initial international survey which was conducted on 41 orthopaedic surgeons from Europe confirmed the necessity of improving ergonomics in operating room while performing orthopaedic surgeries. Simultaneously the respondents indicated such physical problems while performing surgeries like: neck pain, thoracic and lumbar pain, stiff neck, fatigue and musculoskeletal stress, fatigue in the legs and feet and mental fatigue or headache. Regarding aspects that could affect non-ergonomic posture during surgical practice they are mainly: patient positioning, static posture surgeon, regulatory ranges and characteristics of the table and type of surgery. In turn to the most important deficiencies in ergonomics area are: awkward body postures, having to stand, the position and height of the table inadequate surgery.

One of the reasons of the poor ergonomic conditions pointing out by surgeons is the lack of proper and useful knowledge because of no trainings related to ergonomics adjusted to the specific needs of medical practitioners.

pdf 9th International Conference on Healthcare & Life-Science Research (ICHLSR), 28-29 July 2017, Barcelona, Spain Popular


Among many definitions of the concept quality, two of them are especially important from quality of working conditions point of view: quality is the totality of features and characteristics of a product or service that bears on its ability to satisfy given needs (ISO 8402:1996 Quality Management and Quality Assurance Vocabulary standard) and quality means freedom from deficiencies (Planning for Quality, 2d ed. (1990). Juran Institute, Inc., Wilton, CT, pp. 1–10). These definitions indicated two essential aspects of  high-quality working conditions in such demanding environment like operating room. The first one is satisfaction of people who are staying (hospitalizing or working) at a hospital.  The second one is completeness of all necessary human and technical components that condition the achievement of aforementioned satisfaction.

On the one hand the appropriate quality of working conditions is necessary to provide patients effective and safe medical services, so they influence in fact on quality of life (QoL) of patients. On the other hand working conditions influence on QoL of surgeons because of contribution of working factors to many inconveniences like mental and physical discomfort, reduced physical condition and even disorders especially within musculoskeletal system.

Taking into account the outcomes of international survey conducted in Spain, Poland and Germany by the project “Online Vocational Training course on ergonomics for orthopedic Minimally Invasive Surgery”, acronym Train4OrthoMIS, one third orthopedic surgeons suffer from low back pain and neck pain. Additionally, for the most common disorders resulted from non-ergonomic working conditions and reported by surgeons belong neck stiffness, fatigue and musculoskeletal stress, fatigue in the legs and feet and mental fatigue. The Figure 1 presents mutual relations between quality, working conditions and their impact on QoL of both internal (medical staff) and external (patients) customers of medical services.

pdf Abstract - I Congreso Internacional online del Uso de las TIC en la sociedad, la educación y la empresa Popular

En los últimos tiempos, las TIC han adquirido un relevante papel en la sociedad haciéndose un hueco cada vez más notable dentro de la multitud de actividades desarrolladas en nuestro día a día.

Las TIC ya forman parte de la mayoría de los sectores que envuelven a la sociedad, permitiendo el fácil acceso a la información en cualquier formato y de manera cada vez más efectiva y rápida. La digitalización nos permite disponer de información inmaterial, poder almacenar grandes cantidades de ella en pequeños soportes o hacerla accesible, sin importar nuestra ubicación, y de manera instantánea.

Uno de los más significativos aportes de las TIC ha sido la interactividad entre diferentes personas y grupos sin importar donde se encuentren, lo que permite que se establezca una comunicación bidireccional.

Todo ello ha supuesto un gran adelanto en muchos aspectos durante la realización de muchas tareas desarrolladas por la sociedad.

En esta ocasión se plantea el análisis, estudio y observación de estos cambios tecnológicos en tres aspectos globales: la aplicación de las TIC en la sociedad, la educación y en la empresa.

En este congreso se pretende analizar y dar a conocer las últimas investigaciones respecto a cómo la aplicación de los últimos avances tecnológicos, enfocados a transmisión de la información y las comunicaciones, pueden mejorar en el desarrollo de las actividades propias de la sociedad y la reacción de la misma ante estos avances.

Para ello, se plantea un acto virtual donde se invita a toda la sociedad científica a que aporten los resultados de sus investigaciones en este campo para darlos a conocer mediante los medios digitales, creando así un intercambio científico.

pdf Ergonomics posture analysis of the surgeons during a total hip replacement surgery: A preliminary study Popular

About the Conference

Scope and core information

The 28th international conference of the international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (iSMIT) will be held at the prestigious campus of the Delft University of Technology in the historic town of Delft, The Netherlands from 5 - 8 October, 2016. The conference is hosted by the MedicalDelta partners: Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Leiden University Medical Center and Delft University of Technology. Within this thriving open innovation network of medical practitioners and clinical engineers, the 2016 iSMIT conference will be combined with the 4th edition of the Design of Medical Devices - Europe (DMD-EU) conference. This synergetic approach is bound to offer one of the most exciting and significant meetings in the field of medical technology development.

The topics for iSMIT/DMD-EU 2016 include: Advances in Endoscopic Surgery & Gynecology, Computer Aided Planning & Navigation, Endovascular Devices, Hand Held Devices, Intelligent Operating Rooms, MR Guided Interventions, Sensors and Medical Robotics, Training and Simulation, Origami Design, 3D printing of medical devices.

pdf Forum on Innovative Technologies for Medicine (ITMED 2015) (Podlaskie, Poland) Popular

ITMED idea of the Forum, according to the strategic directions of scientific research and development and strategic research programs, is to promote innovative projects in the field of medicine.

Particularly the objective of the Forum is to disseminate the scientific achievements importance for medicine development and establish contacts between Polish and foreign clusters and technology parks representing medical industry and to define fields of possible cooperation.

The Honorary Patronage invited to the Forum were: Minister of Science and Higher Education, Minister of Economy, Minister of Health, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, The City Mayor of Bialystok, Marshal of Podlaskie Region and Voivode of Podlaskie Region.

pdf Internation Symposium "30th anniversary of Ilizarov method in Poland, May 11-12 2017, WROCŁAW Popular

Presentation of Train4OrthoMIS on INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ‘30TH ANNIVERSARY OF ILIZAROV METHOD IN POLAND, May 11-12 2017, WROCŁAW. The Symposium was organized by the Department of Orthopedics, Wroclaw Medical University. It aimed to bring together leading academic and professionals of orthopaedic to exchange and share their experiences and research results about aspects connected with general and specifically femoral orthopaedic surgery.  

Within the Symposium, there was an opportunity to share information about Train4OrthoMIS to international audience. The participants of the Symposium represented several dozen of hospitals from different countries: Poland, Egypt, Portugal, Italy, Canada, USA, Russia and Ukraine. The number of participants was over 100.

The special guest of the Symposium was polish Minister of Health Konstanty Radziwiłł.

The poster of Train4OrthoMis project was also disseminated by official website of the Symposium and was exhibited inside the main conference room 

pdf International Conference ITMED 2016 Popular

Train4OrthoMIS project was presented by KOMAG at International Conference ITMED 216. The Conference took place on 7-9 November in Warsaw.

A poster was of the Train4OrthoMIS projecr was presented.


pdf Poster - XXXIII Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española de Ingeniería Biomédica (CASEIB 2015) Popular

CASEIB 2015 es un foro de encuentro de científicos, profesionales de la industria, ingenieros biomédicos y clínicos, interesados en conocer, analizar y debatir los temas más actuales en investigación, educación, aplicación industrial y clínica de la Ingeniería Biomédica.

pdf Preliminary ergonomics study of minimally invasive total hip replacement using Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) method Popular

Los días 20 y 21 de octubre de 2016 la Sociedad Española de Investigaciones Quirúrgicas celebró su vigesimosegunda edición de su congreso. El Centro de Cirugía de Mínima Invasión Jesús Usón en Cáceres, es el lugar elegido para celebrar este encuentro.

El proyecto Train4OrthoMIS fue presentado en el Evento.

pdf Presentation - ICEBML 2016: 18th International Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning January, 28-29, 2016 at Dubai, UAE Popular

The ICEBML 2016: 18th International Conference on e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning.

The paper included Train4OrthoMIS first outcomes was prepared and presented during this Conference. The title of the paper is “International E-Learning for Assuring Ergonomic Working Conditions of Orthopaedic Surgeons: First Research Outcomes from Train4OrthoMIS”. The post conference proceedings is abstracted and indexed in the International Science Index, and submitted to be indexed in the Google Scholar, Scopus and Thomson Reuters.

There was an opportunity to share information about Train4OrthoMIS to international audience. The participants of the ICEBML came from over a dozen countries, inter alia: United Arab Emirates, USA, France, Nigeria, Egypt, Kuwait, India, Indonesia, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, Poland, Georgia, Lithuania, Belgium, Turkey.