Experimental comparison of 2D and 3D technology mediated paramedic-physician collaboration in remote emergency medical situations
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Information Science & Technoligy (ASIS&T) / [ed] A. Grove, American Society for Information Science and Technology , 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
We are investigating the potential of 3D telepresence technology to support collaboration among geographically separated medical personnel in trauma emergency care situations. 3D telepresence technology has the potential to provide richer visual information than current 2D video conferencing techniques. This may be of benefit in diagnosing and treating patients in emergency situations where specialized medical expertise is not locally available. We conducted an experimental evaluation, simulating an emergency medical situation and examining the interaction between the attending paramedic and remote, consulting physician. Post-questionnaire data illustrate that the information provided by the consulting physician was perceived to be more useful by the paramedic in the 3D condition than the 2D condition. However, the data pertaining to the quality of interaction and trust between the consulting physician and paramedic showed mixed results. The implications of these results are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Society for Information Science and Technology , 2006.
telemedicine, knowledge management, 3d telepresence, 3D
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-5654Local ID: 2320/2328OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-5654DiVA: diva2:886333