Iterative Design of Visual Analytics for a Clinician-in-the-loop Smart Home.

Research paper by Alireza A Ghods, Kathleen K Caffrey, Beiyu B Lin, Kylie K Fraga, Roschelle R Fritz, Maureen M Schmitter-Edgecombe, Christopher C Hundhausen, Diane J DJ Cook

Indexed on: 15 Aug '18Published on: 15 Aug '18Published in: IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics


In order to meet the health needs of the coming "age wave", technology needs to be designed that supports remote health monitoring and assessment. In this study we design CIL, a clinician-in-the-loop visual interface, that provides clinicians with patient behavior patterns, derived from smart home data. A total of 60 experienced nurses participated in an iterative design of an interactive graphical interface for remote behavior monitoring. Results of the study indicate that usability of the system improves over multiple iterations of participatory design. In addition, the resulting interface is useful for identifying behavior patterns that are indicative of chronic health conditions and unexpected health events. This technology offers the potential to support self-management and chronic conditions, even for individuals living in remote locations.