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A virtual reality test of the usability of an artificial pancreas with diabetes 1 patients as co-creators

HÜSGEN, R.L. (2015) A virtual reality test of the usability of an artificial pancreas with diabetes 1 patients as co-creators.

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Abstract:The number of diabetes type 1 patients is growing and there is an increased need for innovation in treatment methods. Inreda BV has therefore started to develop the artificial pancreas which is a promising solution to enable patients to keep their lifestyles and prevent complication without being constrained by their disease. Prototypes of the artificial pancreas have been tested already, but have been found to be not very user friendly. Inreda BV therefore designed a new model with increased user friendliness and smaller and lighter hardware. The user interface of the new model Inreda BV designed still needs to be tested in terms of usability. It is also of Inreda BV’s interest to find out how users cope with alarms that arise if something is not right with the device or the patient. This research is therefore aiming at finding a method for testing the usability of an artificial pancreas in a virtual reality environment involving the end-users as co-creators. In this paper different methods of usability testing, co-creation and virtual reality usage will be evaluated according to how suitable they are in this specific case and the best methods will be embedded in a test design approach in the VRLab of the University of Twente.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:44 medicine, 70 social sciences in general, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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