Medical counselling via video using WebRTC : User interface and user experience design

University essay from KTH/Hälsoinformatik och logistik; KTH/Hälsoinformatik och logistik

Abstract: CareLigo is a medical technology company that supplies heart failure patients with a home-based care solution called OPTILOGG. OPTILOGG helps patients to keep track of their symptoms, provides medication instructions and educates them about their illness. CareLigo requested an expansion of OPTILOGG which would allow patients to talk to care providers via video communication. This thesis describes the creation of this video communication solution and how this can be done in the best way for both patients and caregivers. Based on literature studies on human-computer interaction, user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design, a standalone Android application was developed for care providers as well as an extension in OPTILOGG taking into account that the users of OPTILOGG are often elderly with multimorbidity. Three accessibility aids were added to the extension of the OPTILOGG Android application in addition to the video solution. The first helping addition was a touch area expansion for buttons. The second aid was a screen reader feature that vocally describes objects the user clicks on. The third tool was a speech recognition feature that allowed patients to navigate in OPTILOGG with voice. The video communication between the standalone care provider application and OPTILOGG was based on WebRTC and was developed using a software development kit from a cloud communications provider called Sinch.

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