Designing user interfaces of a handheld device for physical therapists

Sheau Farn Max Liang, Li Wei Cheng, Pei Fang Jennifer Tsai, Chi Lun Rau

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to design and evaluate user interfaces on a handheld device for physical therapists in their daily practices at a rehabilitation center. Two user interfaces, patient therapy sheet and on-site therapy management, were designed according to workflow analysis and on-site observation. The overall usability of the design was examined through a modified System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire distributed to twenty-five physical therapists Results showed that the overall usability of these two user interfaces has been approved by the therapists. Furthermore, results from interviews revealed that the therapists considered most of the designed features to be useful to their works. Further possible improvement was also suggested by the therapists during the interviews. It is anticipated that the proposed design could enhance current practices and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the on-site management of physical therapies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBridging Research and Good Practices towards Patient Welfare - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on HealthCare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety, HEPS 2014
EditorsYuh-Chuan Shih, Sheau-Farn Max Liang
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages87-92
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138027169
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Event4th International Conference on HealthCare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety, HEPS 2014 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 26 2014

Publication series

NameBridging Research and Good Practices towards Patient Welfare - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on HealthCare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety, HEPS 2014

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on HealthCare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety, HEPS 2014
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period6/23/146/26/14

Keywords

  • Physical therapy
  • Usability
  • User interface design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Informatics
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Liang, S. F. M., Cheng, L. W., Tsai, P. F. J., & Rau, C. L. (2015). Designing user interfaces of a handheld device for physical therapists. In Y-C. Shih, & S-F. M. Liang (Eds.), Bridging Research and Good Practices towards Patient Welfare - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on HealthCare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety, HEPS 2014 (pp. 87-92). (Bridging Research and Good Practices towards Patient Welfare - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on HealthCare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety, HEPS 2014). CRC Press/Balkema.