Ute von Jan

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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)
Nowadays, eLearning based learning modules are widely used in medical education. When compared to traditional, bedside based teaching, one of the drawbacks of this approach is the missing level of realism, since interacting with a computer significantly differs from directly working on a patient. Nevertheless, bedside teaching is not always possible, often(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 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 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)
Evidence based recommendations can significantly aid decision processes in medicine and mobile apps are starting to enter this domain. Considering the rapid access to and quick processing of information made possible by such apps, it is especially important to ensure the quality and structure of the provided data and to also keep the limitations of the(More)
BACKGROUND Despite their increasing popularity, little is known about how users perceive mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs in medical contexts. Available studies are often restricted to evaluating the success of specific interventions and do not adequately cover the users' basic attitudes, for example, their expectations or concerns toward(More)