Localisation, recognition and orientation of alarms

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Marcus Sanchez Svensson, Hans Tap, Astrid Selling Sjöberg
Title: Localisation, recognition and orientation of alarms
Conference name: Nordic Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
Year: 2000
City: Stockholm
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Interaction and System Design (*** Error ***)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.tek.bth.se/
Authors e-mail: msn@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: This paper documents a study at three dialysis departments on the use of different alarm systems. The design of the alarm systems are to some extent in line with the visions of augmented reality and ubiquitous computing. Our study have raised a range of questions which we think are relevant for the research on how to embed technology in users' environment. We will discuss how the properties of the environment affords the localisation, orientation and recognition of alarms. Localisation is about how the alarm system notifies exactly where the alarm is
coming from, where orientation is how the system guides the user towards the
alarm in a more imprecise way. The issue of recognition is how the alarm system notifies the users that there is an alarm in the first place and if there are multiple alarms.
Subject: Human Work Science\Human Computer Interaction
Human Work Science\Work Practice
Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Keywords: Localisation, orientation, recognition, alarm system, dialysis department
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