Using multimedia technology to help combat the negative effects of protective isolation on patients: the Open Window project--an engineering challenge.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207827
Title:
Using multimedia technology to help combat the negative effects of protective isolation on patients: the Open Window project--an engineering challenge.
Authors:
Hegarty, F; Roche, D; McCabe, C; McCann, S
Affiliation:
St. James Hospital, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. fhegarty@stjames.ie
Citation:
J Vis Commun Med. 2009;32(3-4):72-7.
Journal:
Journal of visual communication in medicine
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207827
DOI:
10.3109/17453050903278332
PubMed ID:
20038245
Abstract:
The Open Window project was established with the aim of creating a "virtual window" for each patient who is confined to protective isolation due to treatment for illness. This virtual window as developed provides a range of media or experiences. This paper describes the approach taken to the system design and discusses initial experiences with implementing such a system in a critical care setting. The system design was predicated on two guiding principles. Firstly it should be intuitive to use and the technology used to create the virtual window hidden from patient view. Secondly the system must be able to be installed at the point of care in a way that delivers the experience under the patient's control, without compromising the function or safety of the clinical environment. Patient acceptance of the system is being measured as part of an on-going trial and at this interim phase of data analysis 100% (n=55) of participants in the intervention group have reported that the technology was easy to use. We conclude that the system as designed and installed is an effective, robust and reliable system upon which to base a multimedia interventions in a critical care room.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Equipment Design; Humans; Internet; *Multimedia; *Patient Isolation; Patient Satisfaction; Transplantation; User-Computer Interface
ISSN:
1745-3062 (Electronic); 1745-3054 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHegarty, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoche, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCabe, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCann, Sen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:45:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:45:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:45:50Z-
dc.identifier.citationJ Vis Commun Med. 2009;32(3-4):72-7.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1745-3062 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1745-3054 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20038245en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/17453050903278332en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207827-
dc.description.abstractThe Open Window project was established with the aim of creating a "virtual window" for each patient who is confined to protective isolation due to treatment for illness. This virtual window as developed provides a range of media or experiences. This paper describes the approach taken to the system design and discusses initial experiences with implementing such a system in a critical care setting. The system design was predicated on two guiding principles. Firstly it should be intuitive to use and the technology used to create the virtual window hidden from patient view. Secondly the system must be able to be installed at the point of care in a way that delivers the experience under the patient's control, without compromising the function or safety of the clinical environment. Patient acceptance of the system is being measured as part of an on-going trial and at this interim phase of data analysis 100% (n=55) of participants in the intervention group have reported that the technology was easy to use. We conclude that the system as designed and installed is an effective, robust and reliable system upon which to base a multimedia interventions in a critical care room.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshEquipment Designen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInterneten_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Multimediaen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Patient Isolationen_GB
dc.subject.meshPatient Satisfactionen_GB
dc.subject.meshTransplantationen_GB
dc.subject.meshUser-Computer Interfaceen_GB
dc.titleUsing multimedia technology to help combat the negative effects of protective isolation on patients: the Open Window project--an engineering challenge.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentSt. James Hospital, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. fhegarty@stjames.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of visual communication in medicineen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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