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User-Centered Development of Smart Glasses Support for Skills Training in Nursing Education

  • Jan Patrick Kopetz

    Jan Patrick Kopetz (PhD student, M.Sc. in Media Informatics) is a researcher at the Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems (IMIS) of the University of Lubeck. His research interests include mobile media, new interaction devices, augmented reality, and digital healthcare.

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    , Daniel Wessel

    Daniel Wessel (PhD in Psychology) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems (IMIS) of the University of Lubeck. His research interests include mobile media, evaluation, and especially the interaction between psychology and computer technology.

    and Nicole Jochems

    Nicole Jochems (PhD in Engineering) is a Professor for Media Informatics and Head of the Media Informatics Programme at the Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems (IMIS) of the University of Lubeck. Her research interests include methods in the area of Human-Centered Design, age-specific design, virtual- and augmented reality, and digital healthcare.

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Abstract

An ageing society creates an increasing need for a well-trained nursing staff. In particular, physically demanding motion sequences must be learned correctly to preserve carers’ long-term health. During training, support in practical skills training must also leave the carers’ hands free to allow them to perform the motion sequences unencumbered. Wearables might provide the necessary information “hands-free” and thus support skills training. In this paper, we present and discuss a User-Centered Design approach conducted with nursing students to determine the suitability of smart glasses support for skills training in nursing education. This User-Centered Design process consisted of a survey, two design thinking workshops, and a summative evaluation of a high-fidelity prototype. The developed smart glasses application was well evaluated and is usable for training purposes.

About the authors

Jan Patrick Kopetz

Jan Patrick Kopetz (PhD student, M.Sc. in Media Informatics) is a researcher at the Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems (IMIS) of the University of Lubeck. His research interests include mobile media, new interaction devices, augmented reality, and digital healthcare.

Daniel Wessel

Daniel Wessel (PhD in Psychology) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems (IMIS) of the University of Lubeck. His research interests include mobile media, evaluation, and especially the interaction between psychology and computer technology.

Nicole Jochems

Nicole Jochems (PhD in Engineering) is a Professor for Media Informatics and Head of the Media Informatics Programme at the Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems (IMIS) of the University of Lubeck. Her research interests include methods in the area of Human-Centered Design, age-specific design, virtual- and augmented reality, and digital healthcare.

Acknowledgment

The authors thank all participants that took part in the survey, in the design thinking workshops and in the evaluation of the prototype. We also thank the anonymous reviewers for their helpful feedback.

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Published Online: 2020-01-14
Published in Print: 2019-11-18

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