eHealth 360°. International Summit on eHealth, Budapest, Hungary, June 14-16, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Qualitative Study of Surgeons Using a Wearable Personal Assistant in Surgeries and Ward Rounds

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_28,
        author={Shahram Jalaliniya and Thomas Pederson},
        title={Qualitative Study of Surgeons Using a Wearable Personal Assistant in Surgeries and Ward Rounds},
        proceedings={eHealth 360°. International Summit on eHealth, Budapest, Hungary, June 14-16, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={EHEALTH360},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Wearable Personal Assistant Google Glass Hospital work},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_28}
    }
    
  • Shahram Jalaliniya
    Thomas Pederson
    Year: 2017
    Qualitative Study of Surgeons Using a Wearable Personal Assistant in Surgeries and Ward Rounds
    EHEALTH360
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_28
Shahram Jalaliniya1,*, Thomas Pederson1,*
  • 1: IT University of Copenhagen
*Contact email: jsha@itu.dk, tped@itu.dk

Abstract

In this paper, we report on the utility of a wearable personal assistant (WPA) for orthopedic surgeons in hospitals. A prototype of the WPA was developed on the Google Glass platform for supporting surgeons in three different scenarios: (1) touch-less interaction with medical images in surgery room, (2) tele-presence colleague consultation during surgeries, and (3) mobile access to the Electronic Patient Records (EPR) during ward rounds. We evaluated the system in a simulation facility of a hospital with two real orthopedic surgeons. The results of our study showed that while the WPA can be a viable solution for touch-less interaction with medical images and remote collaborations during surgeries, using the WPA in the ward rounds can have a negative impact on social interaction between surgeons and patients.