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Development of a Smart Glass Application for Wound Management

  • Kai KlinkerEmail author
  • Manuel Wiesche
  • Helmut Krcmar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11491)

Abstract

Treatment of chronic wounds is a challenging task for health care professionals. When treating chronic wounds, accurate documentation of wound development via photos, measurements, and written descriptions are crucial for monitoring the healing progress over time and choosing the right wound treatment. Currently, however, wound documentation is often perceived as inaccurate and incomplete. In this research, we follow a user-centered design science approach to develop a smart glass-based wound documentation system to support healthcare workers. Through ethnographic fieldwork, interviews and prototype tests with focus groups, we find that smart glass applications hold potential for improving the wound documentation process because they allow for hands-free documentation at the point of care.

Keywords

Augmented Reality Health care Wound management Design science Smart glasses 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research and development project is/was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the Program “Innovations for Tomorrow’s Production, Services, and Work” (ARinFLEX: 02K14A080) and managed by the Project Management Agency Karlsruhe (PTKA). The author is responsible for the contents of this publication. We would especially like to thank Dorothee Wittek and the numerous employees of the Johanniter for supporting our research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chair for Information SystemsTechnical University of MunichGarchingGermany

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