12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare – Demos, Posters, Doctoral Colloquium

Research Article

Designing the Smart Badge: A Wearable Device for Hospital Workers

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-4-2018.2276320,
        author={Ricardo Peixoto and Jorge Ribeiro and Eduardo Pereira and Francisco Nunes and Ana Pereira},
        title={Designing the Smart Badge: A Wearable Device for Hospital Workers},
        proceedings={12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare -- Demos, Posters, Doctoral Colloquium},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI},
        year={2018},
        month={8},
        keywords={activity monitoring wearable sensors self-monitoring rapid prototyping healthcare workers shift work},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-4-2018.2276320}
    }
    
  • Ricardo Peixoto
    Jorge Ribeiro
    Eduardo Pereira
    Francisco Nunes
    Ana Pereira
    Year: 2018
    Designing the Smart Badge: A Wearable Device for Hospital Workers
    PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-4-2018.2276320
Ricardo Peixoto1, Jorge Ribeiro1, Eduardo Pereira1, Francisco Nunes1,*, Ana Pereira1
  • 1: Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS
*Contact email: francisco.nunes@fraunhofer.pt

Abstract

Wearable self-monitoring technologies can help users learn more about themselves. By enabling people to track their habits and visualising them, wearables can support self-awareness and self-care. For example, wearables can help shift workers dealing with unorthodox sleep schedules of shift work through tools that monitor their body and habits. However, current wearable technologies do not fit well in healthcare scenarios where workers engage in specific antiseptic practices. In this paper we present the process of designing the Smart Badge, a wearable for monitoring physical activity, sleep, and light exposure of hospital workers.