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Design requirements for ubiquitous computing environments for healthcare professionals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15361048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ubiquitous computing environments can support clinical administrative routines in new ways. The aim of such computing approaches is to enhance routine physical work, thus it is important to identify specific design requirements. We studied healthcare professionals in an emergency room and developed the computer-augmented environment NOSTOS to support teamwork in that setting. NOSTOS uses digital pens and paper-based media as the primary input interface for data capture and as a means of controlling the system. NOSTOS also includes a digital desk, walk-up displays, and sensor technology that allow the system to track documents and activities in the workplace. We propose a set of requirements and discuss the value of tangible user interfaces for healthcare personnel. Our results suggest that the key requirements are flexibility in terms of system usage and seamless integration between digital and physical components. We also discuss how ubiquitous computing approaches like NOSTOS can be beneficial in the medical workplace.
Magnus Bång; Anders Larsson; Henrik Eriksson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in health technology and informatics     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0926-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-13     Completed Date:  2005-06-10     Revised Date:  2008-07-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214582     Medline TA:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1416-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Graphics
Computer Peripherals*
Computer Systems
Emergency Service, Hospital / organization & administration*
Patient Care Team
Systems Integration
User-Computer Interface*

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