Beyond safety and efficiency in acute care: The experience of an embodied staff-environment interaction

Principal Investigators

Dr. Tobias Grundgeiger, Lehrstuhl für Psychologische Ergonomie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Dr.-Ing. Florian Niebling, Lehrstuhl für Mensch-Computer Interaktion, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Technical developments, evaluations, and research in safety-critical domains focused on safe and efficient interaction with technology. Our preliminary work indicated that interaction concepts, which are based on modern theories of HCI such as embodied cognition, are more suitable to explain human-technology interaction in such domains. Furthermore, despite constituting a ubiquitous environment, the medical devices are not interconnected; or only for documentation purposes but not for a human-centered pervasive interaction between staff and technology. With a specific focus on user experience, we aim to design and evaluate a pervasive interaction in acute care to contribute to understanding and balancing efficiency and meaningfulness in a pervasive staff-environment interaction while maintaining safety.