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Evaluation of a wearable computer system for telemonitoring in a critical environment

Weller, P., Rakhmetova, L., Ma, Q. & Mandersloot, G. (2010). Evaluation of a wearable computer system for telemonitoring in a critical environment. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 14(1), pp. 73-81. doi: 10.1007/s00779-009-0231-x


This paper reports on the evaluation of a wearable computer system designed for use in a critical environment, namely the intensive care unit of a hospital. The nature of the application raised ethical issues for testing in a clinical environment and standard evaluation techniques could not easily be applied. The system was therefore evaluated by clinicians in a multi-tasking environment with a simulated set of patient scenarios. Measures of suitability and wearability were applied. The results were encouraging and the system was deemed suitable for further evaluation in the clinical setting, subject to ethical approval.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Telecommunications, Computer Science, Wearable computers, Telemonitoring, Evaluation, Assessment
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science
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