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Designing with Priorities and Thresholds for Health Care Heterogeneity: The Approach of Constructing Parametric Ontology
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health. (Applied Health Technology)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0316-548X
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9870-8477
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4312-2246
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9662-4576
2015 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Designing systems working in health care needs complying with the heterogeneous, overlapping, non-overlapping, competing, or even contradicting requirements expressed by the various actors of the health care complex environment, including regulatory bodies. The unification method introduced in this paper, utilized ontological struc- tures to unify heterogeneous requirements in different levels of ab- straction. Also the weighting and threshold algorithms defined upon the ontology structure allows to both prioritize the requirements and align design resources upon that priority, at the same time to enforce regulatory requirements in an easy, clear and integrated way and reject designs which cannot comply with them. Application of the method introduced in this paper is not limited to health care, but it might be applied in design for any heterogeneous environment.

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The Design Society, 2015.
, International Conference on Engineering Design, ISSN 2220-4334 ; VOL 2: DESIGN THEORY AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY DESIGN PROCESSES
Keyword [en]
health care technology, design, requirement, ontology, unification, requirement prioritization, design validation
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Other Engineering and Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-637ISI: 000366977500028ISBN: 978-1-904670-65-0OAI: diva2:809928
20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED, Milan
Available from: 2015-05-05 Created: 2015-05-05 Last updated: 2016-02-02Bibliographically approved

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