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TitleSimulação de dispositivos médicos em Android
Other titlesSimulation of medical devices in Android
Author(s)Pinto, André Miguel Bonjardim
Advisor(s)Campos, José C.
Masci, Paolo
KeywordsDispositivos médicos
Aplicações móveis
Medical devices
Mobile applications
Issue date14-Dec-2018
Abstract(s)Nowadays, in any health unit (hospitals, health centers, clinics, etc.), there are several medical equipment, each one with its complexity. Some of these equipment are crucial for treatment of patients and require that the interaction of medical teams with them is precise and accurate, at the risk of causing fatal injuries to the patient at the slightest error. Use errors with medical devices can be caused by human error: a wrong sequence of buttons, information entered in wrong fields, lack of attention to units of measurement, etc. Various research studies revealed that these use errors are often caused by design errors in the user interface of the device, rather than negligence or lack of training of clinical practitioners. Simulation of medical devices is a way to facilitate early detection of latent design errors. The same simulations can also be used for training of end users, to help them identify and avoid latent design problems that might affect a device, while waiting that the manufacturer fixes the problem. The present dissertation proposal, within the scope of the Integrated Master in Computer Science, aims to take advantage of the mobile applications for the simulation of medical devices with which we cannot interact every day. This interaction at the training level can be reduced, often because a device has a high cost and is not justifiable for a test-only device. With the creation of these simulations it will be possible to have numerous virtualizations of medical devices present in health facilities within a tablet or smartphone. This will also allow greater mobility for simulations, allowing practitioners to carry out daily or weekly training with a simulated device. It also gives a great advantage for those who develop and create prototypes of innovative devices. They can present the application to the target audience and have instant feedback on the positive and negative aspects of the prototype, as well as new ideas for future functionalities that can be added to the prototype.
TypeMaster thesis
DescriptionDissertação de mestrado em Engenharia Informática
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:BUM - Dissertações de Mestrado

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