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Several CSCW studies have shown that coordination of work in hospitals is particular challenging, and that clinicians put much effort into maintaining mutual awareness on the flow of work. Despite these apparent challenges, very little work has been done to design technology which helps people coordinate highly cooperative work in such a critical setting.(More)
Most studies of plans and situated work have applied ethnographic methods and and thus fail to provide any quantitative insight into the extent of this phenomenon. We present a study of planning and executing operations in an operating suite. Quantitative analysis of log data reveals the extent to which operation schedules are carried out as planned, and(More)
Collaboration, coordination, and communication are crucial in maintaining an efficient and smooth flow of work in an operating ward. This coordination, however, often comes at a high price in terms of unsuccessfully trying to get hold of people, disturbing telephone calls, looking for people, and unnecessary stress. To accommodate this situation and to(More)
Maintaining social awareness of the working context of fellow co-workers is crucial to successful cooperation. For mobile, non co-located workers, however, this social awareness is hard to maintain. In this paper we present the concept of <i>Context-Mediated Social Awareness</i> to denote how context-aware computing can be used to facilitate social(More)
Context-aware computing is a central concept in ubiquitous computing and many suggestions for context-aware technologies and applications have been proposed. There is, however, little evidence on how these concepts and technologies play out in a real-world setting. In this paper we describe and discuss our experiences from an ongoing deployment of a suite(More)
Today the design of most healthcare technology is driven by the considerations of healthcare professionals and technology companies. This has several benefits, but we argue that there is a need for a supplementary design approach on the basis the citizen and his or her everyday life. An approach where the main focus is to develop healthcare technology that(More)
This article reports our experiences with deploying the iHospital system, a hospital scheduling and awareness system. We built the system to support the often intense coordination of operations in a large hospital, and to this end, it incorporates location tracking, a context-awareness system, large interactive displays, and mobile phones
In this paper we present a fall detection system for elderly people. The core of the system is an intelligent sensor consisting of three accelerometers and a processor capable of analysing incoming data in real time and classifying motions events such as falls or other normal and abnormal events. The sensor is able to communicate these findings to nearby(More)
In mobile devices, such as mobile phones and PDAs, an integrated camera can be used to interact with the device in new ways. In this paper we introduce the term mixed interaction space and argue that the possibility of using mixed interaction spaces is what distinguishes camera-based interaction from other types of sensor-based interaction on mobile(More)