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Speaker: Amy Doan

Webinar Description: Sophisticated medical devices often consist of their own unique user interface design that may differ greatly from other manufacturers or even its predecessor. This design freedom creates inconsistencies in medical device user interfaces for devices of the same functionality which can pose a threat to both healthcare professionals and patients. An area of literature that has not been extensively explored is the effect of interacting with inconsistent medical device user interface designs for medical devices of the same function. This webinar aims to explore the problems that face healthcare professionals, nurses in particular, when interacting with inconsistent user interface designs that ultimately prevent easier, safer and more efficient medical device use.

Speaker Bio: Amy is a full-time graduate student completing her Masters in Computational Sciences at Laurentian University.  Amy is a member of the Computer-Human Interaction Laboratory at Laurentian (CHILL) research group at Laurentian University and currently works as a registered nurse. Her research interests include, human-computer interaction, user-interface design, ergonomics, medical error, medical devices and nursing.