Note-Taking Support for Nurses Using Digital Pen Character Recognition System

  • Yujiro Hayashi
  • Satoshi Tamura
  • Satoru Hayamizu
  • Yutaka Nishimoto
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4270)


This study presents a novel system which supports nurses in note-taking by providing a digital pen and character-recognition system laying stress on user interface. The system applies characteristics of a digital pen for improving the efficiency of tasks related to nursing records. The system aims at improving the efficiency of nursing activities and reducing the time spent for tasks for nursing records. In our system, first, notes are written on a check sheet using a digital pen along with a voice that is recorded on a voice recorder; the pen and voice data are transferred to a PC. The pen data are then recognized automatically as characters, which can be viewed and manipulated with the application. We conducted an evaluation experiment to improve efficiency and operation of the system, and its interface. The evaluation and test operations used 10 test subjects. Based on the test operation and the evaluation experiment of the system, it is turned out that improvement for urgent situations, enhancement of portability, and further use of character recognition are required.


Character Recognition Voice Recorder Test Operation Handwritten Character Nursing Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yujiro Hayashi
    • 1
  • Satoshi Tamura
    • 2
  • Satoru Hayamizu
    • 2
  • Yutaka Nishimoto
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringGifu University 
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringGifu University 
  3. 3.School of MedicineGifu University 

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