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Subhashini Ganapathy (Advisor), Mary Mccarthy (Committee Member), Chandler Phillips (Committee Member)

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Master of Science in Engineering (MSEgr)


In medical domain, mobile computing has proven to be convenient, effective, and productive. With varying screen sizes, there is a challenge to present the right information in the right format such that medical practitioners can access information quickly. In this thesis, we discuss how mobile computing can be used as a way of continuous education for medical practitioners in the field of trauma and surgical care, and provide design guidelines on how to effectively present information on different mobile form factors. The focus is on three screen sizes- 4.7, 7 and 10.1 in., and three interaction methods - dropdown, slide, and tab menu. Results indicate that medical practitioners preferred 7 in. device that enabled them to have information at a glance and aid them in surgical decision making. In addition, the tab menu was the most convenient, intuitive and attractive out of the three interaction methods.

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Department of Biomedical, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering

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