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dc.contributor.authorHegarty, F
dc.contributor.authorRoche, D
dc.contributor.authorMcCabe, C
dc.contributor.authorMcCann, S
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.
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
html.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.


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