CLINICAL SURFACES -- Activity-Based Computing for Distributed Multi-Display Environments in Hospitals

Jakob Eyvind Bardram, Jonathan Bunde-Pedersen, Afsaneh Doryab, Steffen Sørensen

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    A multi-display environment (MDE) is made up of co-located and networked personal and public devices that form an integrated workspace enabling co-located group work. Traditionally, MDEs have, however, mainly been designed to support a single “smart room”, and have had little sense of the tasks and activities that the MDE is being used for. This paper presents a novel approach to support activity-based computing in distributed MDEs, where displays are physically distributed across a large building. CLINICAL SURFACES was designed for clinical work in hospitals, and enables context-sensitive retrieval and browsing of patient data on public displays. We present the design and implementation of CLINICAL SURFACES, and report from an evaluation of the system at a large hospital. The evaluation shows that using distributed public displays to support activity-based computing inside a hospital is very useful for clinical work, and that the apparent contradiction between maintaining privacy of medical data in a public display environment can be mitigated by the use of CLINICAL SURFACES.
    BogserieLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Sider (fra-til)704-717
    Antal sider13
    StatusUdgivet - 2009
    BegivenhedINTERACT 2009, 12th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Upssala, Sverige
    Varighed: 2 jul. 2010 → …


    KonferenceINTERACT 2009, 12th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
    Periode02/07/2010 → …