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Title: Visualizing pain data for wheelchair users: A ubiquitous approach
Authors: Serif, T
Ghinea, G
Keywords: Wireless computing
Personal digital assistant (PDA)
Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: Rinton Press
Citation: Journal of Mobile Multimedia 1(2): 161 - 177, June 2005
Abstract: We describe a wireless enabled solution for the vizualisation of pain data. Our approach uses pain drawings to record spatial location and type of pain and enables data collection with appropriate time stamping, thus providing a means for the seldom-recorded (but often attested) time-varying nature of pain, with consequential impact on monitoring the effectiveness of patient treatment regimes. Moreover, since the implementation platform of our solution is that of a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), data collection takes place ubiquitously, providing back pain sufferers with mobility problems (such as wheelchair users) with a convenient means of logging their pain data and of seamlessly uploading it to a hospital server using WiFi technology. Stakeholder results show that, notwithstanding problems related to PDA data input, our approach is generally perceived to be an easy to use and convenient solution to the challenges of anywhere/anytime data collection.
Description: Copyright @ 2005 Rinton Press
ISSN: 1550-4646
Appears in Collections:School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics Research Papers
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