My pain coach : a mobile system with tangible interface for pain assessment

Caon, Maurizio (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Angelini, Leonardo (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Ledermann, Katharina (University of Fribourg, Switzerland ; University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland) ; Martin-Sölch, Chantal (University of Fribourg, Switzerland) ; Abou Khaled, Omar (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Mugellini, Elena (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Pain assessment is an essential first step in planning for and providing pain management. Access to effective pain management programs is often limited, due to scarcity of services. Other barriers to treatment include physical symptoms that limit mobility, distance from a clinic, transportation requirements and cost constraints. In response to these barriers to service delivery, the demand for online health resources is growing. However, current solutions present a number of shortcomings, in particular when referring to usability and accessibility. This paper presents the vision of the My Pain Coach system and the first prototype generated as the result of the first iteration of the development process. This prototype is based on a smartphone app and presents two different interfaces: a force-sensitive touchscreen, and a tangible interface based on a textile mat. A preliminary usability evaluation has been conducted and the results show that these interfaces are perceived as excellent from a usability point of view. Nevertheless, further development and testing are still required for the tangible interface.


Keywords:
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-FR
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Cham, Springer
Date:
2018-08
Cham
Springer
Pagination:
Pp. 1372-1381
Published in:
Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) : volume VII: ergonomics in design, design for all, activity theories for work analysis and design, affective design
Author of the book:
Bagnara, Sebastiano ; (ed.) ; University of the Republic of San Marino
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ISBN:
978-3-319-96070-8
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