Accession Number : ADA321829

Title :   Advanced Human Interfaces for Telemedicine.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jul 94-14 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Personal Author(s) : Furness, Thomas A.

PDF Url : ADA321829

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : HIT Lab researchers are collaborating with numerous medical advisers from a wide range of specialties to develop novel methods for interacting with clinical data and emerging advanced medical technologies. In particular, we are developing advanced interface technologies which will facilitate time-critical trauma care in battlefield situations (with clear applications in civilian clinical environments, as well). The primary goal of this project has been to provide some of the basic knowledge and understanding needed to develop practical human-computer interfaces for future 'integrated' medical information systems. The LIMIT testbed developed under this DARPA grant now provides a resource for virtual prototyping and evaluation of a host of new medical devices and patient data representations. As products begin to emerge from the Advanced Biomedical Technology program we will be able to more rapidly integrate them into a clinically acceptable user interface.

Descriptors :   *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *TELEVISION SYSTEMS, *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, TEST BEDS, ENVIRONMENTS, BATTLEFIELDS, HUMANS, MEDICINE, USER NEEDS, PATIENTS, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, BIOMEDICINE, TRAUMA.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE