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Body-touching: An embodied interaction technique for health information systems in developing regions

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoMINDTREK 2014 - Proceedings of the 18th International Academic MindTrek Conference: "Media Business, Management, Content and Services"
KustantajaAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Sivut49-56
Sivumäärä8
ISBN (elektroninen)9781450330060
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 4 marraskuuta 2014
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
Tapahtuma18th International Academic MindTrek Conference, MINDTREK 2014 - Tampere, Suomi
Kesto: 4 marraskuuta 20146 marraskuuta 2014

Conference

Conference18th International Academic MindTrek Conference, MINDTREK 2014
MaaSuomi
KaupunkiTampere
Ajanjakso4/11/146/11/14

Tiivistelmä

We present a study of using embodied health information system for developing regions focusing on users not familiar with technology. We designed and developed a health information system with two gesture-based selection techniques: pointing to a screen and touching one's own body part. We evaluated the prototype in user study with 37 semi-literate and literate participants. Our results indicate a clear preference (76%) for touching in the healthcare domain. Based on our observations and user feedback, we present four design guidelines for developing embodied systems for the developing world: designing bodycentric interaction to overcome literacy and technological proficiency barriers, addressing the misconceptions of system behaviors with users not familiar with technology, understanding effects of cultural constraints on interaction, and utilizing interactive virtual avatars to connect with the users.