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Active Projects

Our research team regularly conducts studies evaluating and offering solutions to ergonomic and human factors problems relevant to surgeons and the environment in which they work. If you would like to get involved with research within the Society of Surgical Ergonomics, sign up to become a member of the Research Consortium.

Project #1

SSE Glove Study Invitation

Does Surgeon Hand Size Impact Instrument Handling?

The purpose of this research is to learn more about surgeon hand and glove size and how various demographic factors such as geographic location, sex, race, and other attributes may impact surgical instrument design.


Participation will include the completion of a survey of demographic information that will not include any protected health information or other identifying information. You will also be asked to submit a photo of your hand next to a reference object that is nearly uniform in size across the globe. 

PI: Susan Hallbeck, PhD


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