Testing new alarms for medical electrical equipment

Wee, Alexandra and Sanderson, Penelope (2005). Testing new alarms for medical electrical equipment. In: Maria Francesca Costabile and Fabio Paternò, Proceedings of the IFIP TC13 International Conference. Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2005, Rome, Italy, (1146-1149). 12-16 September 2005. doi:10.1007/11555261_125

Author Wee, Alexandra
Sanderson, Penelope
Title of paper Testing new alarms for medical electrical equipment
Conference name Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2005
Conference location Rome, Italy
Conference dates 12-16 September 2005
Proceedings title Proceedings of the IFIP TC13 International Conference   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Lecture Notes in Computer Science   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Germany
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1007/11555261_125
ISBN 3-540-28943-7
ISSN 0302-9743
Editor Maria Francesca Costabile
Fabio Paternò
Volume 3585
Start page 1146
End page 1149
Total pages 4
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper reports the first of several tests of new auditory alarms originally proposed by Block et al. [1] and formalized in IEC 60601-1-8 for use in medical electrical equipment. We test whether participants who are supplied with the IEC-recommended mnemonics while learning label-alarm associations can more accurately identify the alarms after short periods of learning. Results for 18 participants strongly indicate that there is a mutual confusability between certain alarm pairs in both learning conditions, but that mnemonics may strengthen rather than diminish certain key confusions.
Subjects 380399 Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified
780108 Behavioural and cognitive sciences
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Revised Papers

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