How barriers and facilitators of Virtual Reality E-health technology implementation can be used to conform a website to practitioners: a qualitative study on the perspective of practitioners on VR implementation combined with a Literature review, with results leading to the development of a website through a user-centred design process

Dokter, Maria Helena (2019). How barriers and facilitators of Virtual Reality E-health technology implementation can be used to conform a website to practitioners: a qualitative study on the perspective of practitioners on VR implementation combined with a Literature review, with results leading to the development of a website through a user-centred design process. Thesis (Master thesis), E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM).

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Title: How barriers and facilitators of Virtual Reality E-health technology implementation can be used to conform a website to practitioners: a qualitative study on the perspective of practitioners on VR implementation combined with a Literature review, with results leading to the development of a website through a user-centred design process
Author/s:
  • Dokter, Maria Helena
Contributor/s:
  • Villalba Mora, Elena
  • Klaassen, Randy
Item Type: Thesis (Master thesis)
Masters title: Human Computer Interaction and Design
Date: July 2019
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

There is a need for innovative healthcare applications: the world is ageing and de-greening, resulting in a decreased working class and a significant shortage of staff in healthcare. Technology seems to provide the solution for this problem. One of these technologies is virtual reality, since it has potential to induce realistic psychological and behavioural responses. However, this technology needs to be implemented in healthcare institutions before it can reach the patient. Therefore, this study focusses on what companies can do to support practitioners to implement their technology. The technological example used throughout this study is Reducept, a virtual reality application for people suffering from chronic pain. First, barriers and facilitators are identified through a literature review, direct observations and interviews with healthcare professionals. Since barriers are always present, facilitators can be implemented by companies to reduce these barriers. An ordered list is created of estimated costefficiency per facilitator to help companies decide which combinations of facilitators can be implemented within their business to support the implementation process. Moreover, the inclusion of these facilitators need to be communicated to the healthcare professional. A practical example of this, in the form of a website, is included within this study. Together with stakeholders and through a user-centred design process, wireframes for the website of Reducept are created. Companies need to focus on deciding who their product is suitable for, which will give practitioners more confidence for implementation without thorough clinical evidence. In addition, companies should raise awareness for their technology by focussing on the needs of the practitioner. In general, collaborating with practitioners in both these aspects is crucial for success.

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Item ID: 55934
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/55934/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55934
Deposited by: Biblioteca Facultad de Informatica
Deposited on: 08 Aug 2019 06:11
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 06:11
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