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Design and Evaluation of Interaction Technology for Medical Team Meetings

By Alex Olwal, Oscar Frykholm, Kristina Groth and Jonas Moll


Abstract. Multi-disciplinary team meetings (MDTMs) are essential in healthcare, where medical specialists discuss diagnosis and treatment of patients. We introduce a prototype multi-display groupware system, intended to augment the discussions of medical imagery, through a range of input mechanisms, multiuser interfaces and interaction techniques on multi-touch devices and pen-based technologies. Observations of MDTMs, as well as interviews and observations of surgeons and radiologists, serve as a foundation for guidelines and a set of implemented techniques. We present a detailed analysis of a study where the techniques ’ potential was explored with radiologists and surgeons of different specialties and varying expertise. The results show that the implemented technologies have the potential to bring numerous benefits to the team meetings with minimal modification to the current workflow. We discuss how they can augment the expressiveness and communication between meeting participants, facilitate understanding for novices, and improve remote collaboration

Topics: Medical team meetings, collaboration, single-display groupware, multi-display groupware
Year: 2013
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