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COPD home interaction device

Klaassen, R. (2009) COPD home interaction device.

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Abstract:COPD is short for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. According to the World Health Organization COPD is the worlds 5th most common disease and 4th leading cause of death[WHO09]. COPD is a combination of chronic bronchitis and lungemphysema. 2% of the Dutch population has COPD (330.000 individuals) and 6000 people die of COPD every year in the Netherlands, which is 4% of all deaths [Riv09]. Previous studies investigated the effectiveness of a self management program for average COPD patients in Twente. The problem of the current situation is a lack of insight in the real daily life and activities of the patients and a lack of cross-organizational communication among the involved members and health professionals. To solve the problem this research investigated the possibilities to develop a digital dairy on the COPD home interaction device. The development of the COPD home interaction device is part of the COPD dot COM project. The COPD dot COM project is a cooperation between the Medisch Spectrum Twente (MST) hospital in Enschede, the Roessingh Research and Development and Novay. The goal of this research was: design and evaluate a user interface for the COPD home interaction device to support the registration of subjective information of the health status. The user interface will persuade patients for long-term interaction with the COPD home interaction device and change the patients attitudes towards their disease. The approach to this research was that of usability engineering and a user centered design process for user interface .
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Interaction Technology MSc (60030)
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