6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

A Paper-Digital Interface for Information Capture and Display in Time-Critical Medical Work

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248674,
        author={Aleksandra Sarcevic and Nadir Weibel and James Hollan and Randall Burd},
        title={A Paper-Digital Interface for Information Capture and Display in Time-Critical Medical Work},
        proceedings={6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={7},
        keywords={pen-based computing healthcare situation awareness collocated teams trauma resuscitation},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248674}
    }
    
  • Aleksandra Sarcevic
    Nadir Weibel
    James Hollan
    Randall Burd
    Year: 2012
    A Paper-Digital Interface for Information Capture and Display in Time-Critical Medical Work
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248674
Aleksandra Sarcevic1,*, Nadir Weibel2, James Hollan2, Randall Burd3
  • 1: Drexel University
  • 2: University of California San Diego
  • 3: Children's National Medical Center
*Contact email: aleksarc@drexel.edu

Abstract

We conducted a study in a pediatric trauma center to elicit design requirements for the TraumaPen system—a mixed paper-digital interface using a digital pen and a wall display—to support situation awareness during trauma resuscitation. In this paper, we describe the field research that informed the initial system prototype and then present findings from two studies in which the prototype was used to further explore the application area. Our results showed the potential for digital pen technology in supporting teamwork in the dynamic and safety-critical setting of the trauma bay, but also revealed several limitations of this technology. We conclude by discussing challenges and requirements for the use of paper-digital interfaces in assisting fast-paced, collaborative work processes.