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The memory stone: a personal ICT device in health care
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Communication Systems, CoS. KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Centres, Center for Wireless Systems, Wireless@kth. (MSL)
2008 (English)In: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series: Volume 358, 2008, 103-112 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

New technology enables novel ways of sharing information between health care recipients and providers. In this study, however, we found that the medical information for pregnant women in Denmark is located in a number of different places, that midwives and doctors spend a considerable amount of time administrating data, and that consultations are felt to be rather inefficient. This paper describes these problems and some solutions. We explore the idea of providing each woman with a digital artifact, called the Memory Stone. The goal is to supply them with tools to collect and review clinical and personal information concerning their pregnancies. The paper discusses: (1) the user-centered methodology for development of a personal device for health care information, (2) the design and evaluation of prototypes, and (3) critical issues concerning the introduction of novel personal ICT in a health care setting. The main focus is on the experiences and interests of the individual pregnant woman in the study. Several insights were gained into more general pervasive health care issues, including technical and ethical ones as well as safety and security concerns.

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2008. 103-112 p.
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ICT, interaction design, pervasive health care, pregnancy
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Human Computer Interaction Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-77750DOI: 10.1145/1463160.1463172ISBN: 978-159593704-9OAI: diva2:501919
NordiCHI 2008: Building Bridges - 5th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Lund, 20-22 October, 2008

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Available from: 2012-02-14 Created: 2012-02-07 Last updated: 2014-01-16Bibliographically approved

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