Design requirements for ubiquitous computing environments for healthcare professionals
2004 (English)In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Volume 107: MEDINFO 2004, San Francisco: AMIA , 2004, 1416-1420 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
San Francisco: AMIA , 2004. 1416-1420 p.
National CategoryComputer Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-23117DOI: 10.3233/978-1-60750-949-3-1416Local ID: 2514ISBN: 978-1-58603-444-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-23117DiVA: diva2:243431
11th World Congress on Medical Informatics. MEDINFO 2004. 2004 September 2-5, San Fransisco, USA