Spearcons for Patient Monitoring: Program of Laboratory-Based Feasibility Studies

Yau Wai Simon LI, Chun Wan YEUNG, Thomas DAVIDSON, Younji RYU, Monika SRBINOVSKA, Isaac SALISBURY, Robert G. LOEB, Penelope SANDERSON

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Abstract

Clinicians are not always at their patients’ bedsides and may therefore need ways of remotely monitoring the well-being of multiple patients under their care. We outline the main findings of a research program investigating whether the intermittent presentation of short phrases of time-compressed speech (spearcons) is an effective way of giving mobile clinicians information about their patients without annoying either clinician or patient. We provide a high-level overview of several studies investigating participants’ ability to understand spearcons, both individually and in sequences representing multiple patients. We then report in more detail a recent small study testing whether participants’ ability to understand spearcons is compromised by different kinds of ongoing tasks. Finally, we outline further issues that should be addressed and further research studies performed before spearcons could be considered a viable tool for patient monitoring.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
PublisherSage Publications, Inc.
Pages663-667
Volume63(1)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019
EventHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 63rd International Annual Meeting - Seattle, United States
Duration: 28 Oct 20191 Nov 2019
http://www.hfes2019.org/

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
PublisherSAGE Publications Inc.
Number1
Volume63
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

ConferenceHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 63rd International Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleHFES 63rd International Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period28/10/191/11/19
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LI, Y. W. S., YEUNG, C. W., DAVIDSON, T., RYU, Y., SRBINOVSKA, M., SALISBURY, I., LOEB, R. G., & SANDERSON, P. (2019). Spearcons for Patient Monitoring: Program of Laboratory-Based Feasibility Studies. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Vol. 63(1), pp. 663-667). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 63, No. 1). Sage Publications, Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1071181319631258