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

Jan Patrick Kopetz, Daniel Wessel and Nicole Jochems
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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.


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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