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BACKGROUND Communication between patients and medical staff can be challenging if both parties have different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Specialized applications can potentially alleviate these problems and significantly contribute to an effective, improved care process when foreign language patients are involved. OBJECTIVE The objective for(More)
BACKGROUND Google Glass is a promising premarket device that includes an optical head-mounted display. Several proof of concept reports exist, but there is little scientific evidence regarding its use in a medical setting. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to empirically determine the feasibility of deploying Glass in a forensics setting. (More)
Apps running on mobile devices are continually gaining importance, for medical professionals as well as for patients. When used appropriately, they can support their users, have the potential to increase efficiency and to lower costs. However, the information available for "medical apps" that are currently being distributed in the official mobile app stores(More)
# Question Possible answers 1 Are you currently using at least one mobile device that is able to run application software (apps)? Yes / no 2 If yes, which device(s) are you using? (multiple answers allowed) iPhone / iPad / iPod touch / Android Smartphone / Android Tablet / Blackberry / others 3 How did you obtain the device? Private purchase or gift /(More)
BACKGROUND By adding new levels of experience, mobile Augmented Reality (mAR) can significantly increase the attractiveness of mobile learning applications in medical education. OBJECTIVE To compare the impact of the heightened realism of a self-developed mAR blended learning environment (mARble) on learners to textbook material, especially for ethically(More)
BACKGROUND With the use of highly mobile tools like tablet PCs in clinical settings, an effective disinfection method is a necessity. Since manufacturers do not allow cleaning methods that make use of anything but a dry fleece, other approaches have to be established to ensure patient safety and to minimize risks posed by microbiological contamination. (More)
The market for medical apps is rapidly expanding - both for professional use as well as for patient centered apps. There are numerous medical apps, but relevant information about their limitations and dangers is rarely available. In an exemplary evaluation of n=8 medical apps, deficits regarding data integrity, one half had security and privacy issues.(More)