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dc.contributor.advisor Kortum, Philip T.
dc.creatorGao, Mei
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-16T20:09:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-16T20:09:50Z
dc.date.created 2017-08
dc.date.issued 2017-12-13
dc.date.submitted August 2017
dc.identifier.citation Gao, Mei. "Measuring the usability of home healthcare devices." (2017) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/105479.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/105479
dc.description.abstract As the trend of home-delivered healthcare grows, the number of healthcare devices being utilized in the home setting also increases greatly, but the usability of these devices has not been examined systematically. Although usability testing is regarded as the standard practice of usability assessment, it may not be as cost-effective as alternative methods such as retrospective measures. This study collected data for healthcare devices from a usability test and a retrospective survey. Four measures including the ISO 9241-11 metrics of effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction (ISO, 1998), and the System Usability Scale (SUS, Brooke, 1996) scores were compared between methods. Despite the inconsistency in effectiveness and efficiency with the usability test, the retrospective survey generated assessments that differentiated between devices. Retrospective assessments may thus be useful for comparative evaluations of medical devices, but cannot substitute standard usability tests for collecting objective usability data.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectUsability
Healthcare Device
Survey
Lab testing
dc.title Measuring the usability of home healthcare devices
dc.date.updated 2019-05-16T20:09:50Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
thesis.degree.major Human Factors/Human-Computer Interaction


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