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Issue No. 01 - January-March (2006 vol. 5)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 86-91
Mikael Drugge , Lulea University of Technology
Josef Hallberg , Lulea University of Technology
Peter Parnes , Lulea University of Technology
Kare Synnes , Lulea University of Technology
Getting the right information to the right person at the right time is a prerequisite for proper nursing home patient care. Pervasive computing technologies can help this situation by speeding communication and improving documentation of care. Yet actual deployment of pervasive technologies in medical applications generally and nursing homes particularly is still in its infancy. Deploying prototypes that solve specific problems can help staff see its benefits. The authors describe a rapid prototyping experience in a real-world setting. In a four-week deadline with two half-time developers available, they built a testable prototype for deployment. They involved end users early in the design process through workplace ethnographical study, paper prototypes, and Wizard of Oz system tests.
ubiquitous computing, software prototyping, medical computing

K. Synnes, P. Parnes, J. Hallberg and M. Drugge, "Wearable Systems in Nursing Home Care: Prototyping Experience," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 5, no. , pp. 86-91, 2006.
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