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Design Thinking Health: Telepresence for Remote Teams with Mobile Augmented Reality

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This research examines the capabilities and boundaries of a hands-free mobile augmented reality (AR) system for distributed healthcare. We use a developer version of the Google Glass™ head-mounted display to develop software applications to enable remote connectivity in the healthcare field; characterize system usage, data integration, and data visualization capabilities; and conduct a series of pilot studies involving medical scenarios. This book chapter discusses the need for a AR head-mounted display to improve chronic wound care photography and to facilitate surgical interventions. We provide an overview of the system architecture used in this research, and highlight future applications of AR systems for improved clinical care.

In the broader context of distributed collaboration for improved healthcare delivery, this research provides a foundation for: (i) examining the use of technology for complex distributed problem solving through interdisciplinary collaboration; (ii) gaining an improved understanding of the benefits of human augmentation through enhanced visualization and auditory capabilities, on healthcare team performance; and (iii) exploring an AR system’s ability to influence behavior change in situations requiring acute decision-making through interaction between centralized experts and point-of-impact delivery personnel. Moreover, this chapter provides insight into the need for future IT systems engineering projects aimed at enhancing healthcare connectivity and distributed care.

Keywords

  • Augmented Reality
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Inertial Measurement Unit
  • Augmented Reality System
  • Mobile Augmented Reality

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Abbreviations

AR:

Augmented reality

CMS:

Centers for medicare and medicaid services

DSLR:

Digital single-lens reflex

EMR:

Electronic medical record

HMD:

Head-mounted display

HAPUs:

Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers

ICU:

Intensive care unit

IMU:

Internal measurement unit

MRN:

Medical record number

MOWA:

Mobile wound analyzer

NPUAP:

National pressure ulcer advisory panel

P2P:

Peer-to-peer

VN:

Virtual nurse

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Shluzas, L.A., Aldaz, G., Leifer, L. (2016). Design Thinking Health: Telepresence for Remote Teams with Mobile Augmented Reality. In: Plattner, H., Meinel, C., Leifer, L. (eds) Design Thinking Research. Understanding Innovation. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19641-1_5

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