This paper focuses on development of it support for healthcare professionals acting in major incidents. We introduce the participatory design approach as adequate for analysis, design and development of technologies for use in complex environments and situations, and describe the actual participatory design efforts. Then we present our analysis of the need for it-support in relation to major incidents. The analysis concentrates on four main problem areas. These are: a) Use of biomonitors, b) Person identification and registration of data, c) Communication and d) Overview. We then describe the BlueBio biomonitor prototype, a wireless multifunction biomonitor. BlueBio data can be accessed by the healthcare professionals independent of where they are located and displayed on different types of devices tailored to the needs of the individual professional. Finally we discuss some challenges regarding the prototype development process.
Proceedings of the Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics. Shi '05, 2005, p. 37-41
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Scandinavian conference on Health Informatics, 2005