Ecological interface design for anaesthesia monitoring

Watson, Marcus, Russell, W. John and Sanderson, Penelope (2000) Ecological interface design for anaesthesia monitoring. Australian Journal of Information Systems, 7 2: 109-114. doi:10.3127/ajis.v7i2.268

Author Watson, Marcus
Russell, W. John
Sanderson, Penelope
Title Ecological interface design for anaesthesia monitoring
Journal name Australian Journal of Information Systems
ISSN 1449-8618
Publication date 2000-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3127/ajis.v7i2.268
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 109
End page 114
Total pages 6
Place of publication Bruce, ACT Australia
Publisher University of Canberra * Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The operating theatre is a noisy place with many uninformative and redundant alarms. Using data from a recent observational study, we demonstrate that anaesthetists actively respond to only 3.4% of all audible alarms. We outline a range of possible solutions to the alarm problem. Ecological Interface Design (EID) helps to outline the requirements for an information environment for anaesthetists and to indicate the possible benefits of continuous auditory signals. Our observational data are then "reworked" to give an indication of possible benefits of a continuous auditory display. Finally we indicate steps we are taking to test these ideas empirically
Keyword HCI
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
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