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Design and Evaluation of a Personalized Cancer Treatment System Using Human-Computer Interaction Techniques

  • Alexandra Martinez
  • Rodrigo Mora
  • Gustavo López
  • Constantino Bolaños
  • Daniel Alvarado
  • Andrés Solano
  • Mariana López
  • Steve Quirós
  • Andrés Báez
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 444)

Abstract

This paper presents a case study where Human-Computer Interaction techniques were applied in the design and evaluation of a health system. The system consisted of a software platform that supports personalized cancer chemotherapy based on a tumor chemosensitivity assay. The essential background on personalized cancer treatment is provided. The system was designed using “contextual design,” a user-centered technique that involves contextual inquiry, interpretation, work modeling, consolidation, visioning, storyboarding and paper prototyping. The most salient products from the design phase and details of the system implementation are shown. The system was assessed using the Heuristic Evaluation method, which is a usability inspection performed by experts. Results from this evaluation indicate that only one of ten heuristics was missing from the system, while five were partially covered and four were fully covered. Contextual design; heuristic evaluation; HCI techniques; personalized cancer treatment; ATP tumor chemosensitivity assay.

Keywords

Contextual design Heuristic evaluation HCI techniques Personalized cancer treatment ATP tumor chemosensitivity assay 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandra Martinez
    • 1
  • Rodrigo Mora
    • 2
  • Gustavo López
    • 3
  • Constantino Bolaños
    • 3
  • Daniel Alvarado
    • 3
  • Andrés Solano
    • 3
  • Mariana López
    • 3
  • Steve Quirós
    • 2
  • Andrés Báez
    • 4
  1. 1.Escuela de Ciencias de la Computación e InformáticaUniversidad de Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Tropicales, Facultad de MicrobiologíaUniversidad de Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica
  3. 3.Centro de Investigaciones en Tecnologías de la Información y ComunicaciónUniversidad de Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica
  4. 4.Hospital Rafael Ángel Calderón GuardiaSan JoséCosta Rica

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