objects. A portable folder (size 600×420mm) contents a metal surface and a
device to mount a small video camera. The metal surface is a,, white board" for
to place the magnetic templates on it and for to draw sketches or to write text on
it. The VALAMO can placed on the top of a table, on a chair or (without the
camera stand) like a laptop on the designer's lap (figure 1).
Figure 1: The VALAMO (VAriable LAyout MOdel) placed on the corner of a table.
3.1 Product Design
Positioning of medical equipment (for example anesthesia respirators and
monitors) is a problem of space and supports in operating rooms. For an
outstanding expert in ergonomics, the need for a better arrangement in the area
of reach and in the field of view is obviously ( Held 1998 and figure 2).
Figure 2: A physician, trying to manipulate life important controls on a respirator panel
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Human-Computer Interaction:Communication, Cooperation, and Application Design.
Contributors: Hans-Jörg Bullinger - Editor, Jürgen Ziegler - Editor.
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ.
Publication year: 1999.
Page number: 564.
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