Interaction Design of a Remote Clinical Robot for Ophthalmology

  • Kentaro Go
  • Yuki Ito
  • Kenji Kashiwagi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4557)


This paper presents an interactive design project of a remote clinical robot for ophthalmology, for use in support of telemedicine. The project is a case study of finding the best organizational structure of a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Solid User Interface (SUI) in the age of ubiquitous computing. At the early stage of design, we carried out usability tests with paper-based prototypes and obtained requirements from ophthalmologists. Results showed that paper prototyping is applicable for GUI- and SUI-combined products, even they have manual control input and continuously changing visual feedback. We examine lessons learned from the design process and designed product.


design method Graphical User Interface (GUI) interaction design ophthalmology paper prototyping remote clinical robot Solid User Interface (SUI) telemedicine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kentaro Go
    • 1
  • Yuki Ito
    • 1
  • Kenji Kashiwagi
    • 2
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering, University of Yamanashi, 4-3-11 Takeda, Kofu 400-8511Japan
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi, 1110 Shimogato, Chuo 409-3898Japan

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