Ubiquitous healthcare: do we need it?

Little, Linda and Briggs, Pamela (2008) Ubiquitous healthcare: do we need it? In: People and Computers XXII Culture, Creativity, Interaction. British Computer Society (BCS), Swindon. ISBN 978-1906124069

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the development and test of a futuristic health scenario that allows the seamless exchange of sensitive personal data. The scenario was used to elicit user attitudes and concerns in thirty-eight focus groups drawn from a representative population sample. Emergent themes are described in terms of firstly, those hygiene factors that act as precursors to successful engagement with the technology, secondly, those motivators that would drive acceptance and thirdly, longer-term societal impact.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Proceedings of HCI 2008 (Vol. 2) contain the short papers selected for presentation at HCI 2008, the 22nd annual conference of Interaction, a specialist group of BCS. The proceedings explore the full range of areas of interest to HCI researchers and practitioners. They look at culture and the role of the digital in culture, the visual experience of users, the experience of those who need assistance with or by technology, issues of methods and how HCI research and practice is carried out. The papers in this volume include contributions from leading figures in research and business sectors and are of relevance to designers and evaluators of human-computer systems across industry, education, commerce, public policy and academia. (The 22nd British HCI Group Annual Conference Liverpool John Moores University, UK 1 - 5 September 2008)
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
B800 Medical Technology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 13:23
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4471

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