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Mobile pain screening with FollowUp : an app to support anaesthesiologist in the pain screening at outpatient clinics

Lang, Shanna de (2016) Mobile pain screening with FollowUp : an app to support anaesthesiologist in the pain screening at outpatient clinics.

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Abstract:Chronic pain is difficult to treat. It is hard to measure pain objectively. Measuring the pain threshold of patients with chronic pain, can be part of the pain screening. NociTrack developed the Ambustim, a portable device which is able to measure the pain threshold through electronic Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST). However, there is no structured way to save the results of this measurement. A prototype of an app that will support anaesthesiologists in this process, has been developed. The design process followed four design phases: 1) Ideation, in which there has been brainstormed about design question, 2) Specification, in which the ideas have been translated into project requirements through rapid-prototype testing, 4) Realization, in which the prototype has been realized in Android studio, 4) Evaluation, in which the prototype has been evaluated through user testing. The prototype has proven to be effective. All users were able to perform tasks successful, within the given time constraints. Moreover, the usability of the interface scored above average on the System Usability Scale (SUS). Nevertheless, proper database structures, data security and unfinished functions need to be implemented before further development. Next to this, design issues regarding the usage of medical terms, more efficient and consistent spacing, need to be solved.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
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1995, Nederland
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/71849
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