Ergonomic Design Process of the Shape of a Diagnostic Ultrasound Probe

  • Ramona De LucaEmail author
  • Leonardo Forzoni
  • Fabrizio Spezia
  • Fabio Rezzonico
  • Carlo Emilio Standoli
  • Giuseppe Andreoni
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1026)


This study presents a design process for the ergonomic design of a hockey stick ultrasound probe, based on clinical applications needs, competitors benchmarking and analysis of feedback about a commercially available probe. The design is performed in two phases: (1) design of the product and initial evaluation of subjective satisfaction of expert users; (2) the subsequent review of the project and the selection of the preferred probe grip design. This approach involves several successive stages allowing for progressively better results in terms of acceptability and comfort of the new product.


Ultrasound probe Design process Subjective satisfaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramona De Luca
    • 1
    Email author
  • Leonardo Forzoni
    • 1
  • Fabrizio Spezia
    • 1
  • Fabio Rezzonico
    • 2
  • Carlo Emilio Standoli
    • 3
  • Giuseppe Andreoni
    • 3
  1. 1.Esaote SpAFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Rezzonico DesignComoItaly
  3. 3.Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di DesignMilanItaly

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