From 5 meters to 50 centimetres - Interactional features of a tangible monitoring system for remote hemodialysis

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Hans Tap
Title: From 5 meters to 50 centimetres - Interactional features of a tangible monitoring system for remote hemodialysis
Conference name: Promote IT 2003
Year: 2003
City: Visby
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Human Work Science, Media Technology and Humanities (Institutionen för arbetsvetenskap, medieteknik och humaniora)
Department of Human Work Science, Media Technology and Humanities, Box 520, 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.iar.bth.se/
Authors e-mail: hans.tap@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: The traditional desktop computer have a tendency to drag users to the desk, away from their object of work. Within fields covered by the term tangible computing, researchers try to find ways to integrate computer technology in a more radical way, and minimising the desk gravitation. In this paper we argue for different interactional features that are connected to a design idea for monitoring of remote hemodialysis treatment sessions. We show how a non-traditional computer interface can come into play in a highly mobile work environment.
Subject: Human Work Science\Human Computer Interaction
Human Work Science\Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Human Work Science\Work Practice
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