Bowen, J., Cunningham, S. J., Hinze, A., Jung, D. & Reeves, S. (2014). Eliciting usage contexts of safety-critical medical devices (Working paper 02/2014). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Computer Science.
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This position paper outlines our approach to improve the usage choice of suitable devices in different health care environments (contexts). Safety-critical medical devices are presumed to have undergone a thorough (user-centred) design process to optimize the device for the intended purpose, user group and environment. However, in real-life health care scenarios, actual usage may not reflect the original design parameters. We suggest the identification of further usage contexts for safety-critical medical devices through ethnographic and other studies, to assist better modelling of the challenges of different usage environments. In combination with system and interaction models, these context models can then be used for decision-support in choosing medical devices that are suitable for the intended environment.
Department of Computer Science, The University of Waikato
© 2014 Judy Bowen, Sally Jo Cunningham, Annika Hinze, Doris Jung and Steve Reeves