Beyond Wearables : Experiences and Trends in Design of Portable Medical Devices
Gomez, Rafael E. & Harrison, Anna (2014) Beyond Wearables : Experiences and Trends in Design of Portable Medical Devices. In Marcus, Aaron (Ed.) Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience Design Practice. Springer International Publishing, pp. 261-272.
The use of Portable Medical Devices (PMDs) has become increasingly widespread over the last few years. A combination of factors; including advances in technology, the pressure to reduce public health costs and the desire to make health solutions accessible to a wider patient base are contributing to the growth in the PMD market. Design has a clear role to play in the current and future context of the PMD landscape. In this paper, we identify emerging trends in the design of PMDs; including changes in the form, purpose and mode of use, and explore how these trends are likely to fundamentally impact the nature of healthcare and the patient experience from an experience design perspective. We conclude by identifying a research opportunity for design within the healthcare and PMD context.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Additional Information:||Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8520. Third International Conference, DUXU 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part IV|
|Keywords:||Portable Medical Device, Implantable Medical Devices, Mobile Health, Patient Experience, Experience Design|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > OTHER TECHNOLOGY (109900) > Technology not elsewhere classified (109999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OTHER MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (119900) > Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified (119999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Industrial Design (120305)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 Springer International Publishing Switzerland|
|Deposited On:||14 Aug 2014 06:27|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2016 01:46|
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