Evaluation of Ergonomically Redesigned Paramedic Bags - A Usability Study Academic Article uri icon


  • Motivated by the premise that well designed paramedic response bags can improve paramedics’ performance and patient safety, our objectives in this study were to evaluate performance and preferences when comparing traditional response bags with new ergonomically designed bags. A usability study based on two emergency scenarios was carried out, using 17 active duty paramedic teams as participants. Although most of the objective performance results were not statistically significant, the subjective results showed a clear preference for the new bags.

publication date

  • June 1, 2016