A usability evaluation for telemedicine medical equipment.

  title={A usability evaluation for telemedicine medical equipment.},
  author={Deborah P Birkmire-Peters and L. J. Peters and Linton A. Whitaker},
  journal={Telemedicine journal : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  volume={5 2},
This paper describes a conceptual framework and human factors evaluation for usability assessment of commercially available telemedicine technology. Four criteria of human factors evaluation are utilized: (1) technical acceptability; (2) operational effectiveness; (3) clinical appropriateness; and (4) equipment selection. These criteria were applied to commercially available video-otoscope systems for otological evaluations.