Analysis and improvement of the usability of a tele-rehabilitation platform for hip surgery patients

Hennry Pilco, Sandra Sanchez-Gordon, Tania Calle-Jimenez, Yves Rybarczyk, Janio Jadán, Santiago Villarreal, Wilmer Esparza, Patricia Acosta-Vargas, César Guevara, Isabel L. Nunes

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Abstract

The Tele-Rehabilitation platform for hip surgery allows patients to carry out part of their rehabilitation at home, without the need to travel long distances to a rehabilitation centre. A lack of usability that may prevent effectiveness, efficiency, and the satisfaction of patients, may lead to problems of confusion, error and delay, or even abandonment of the physical therapy. To perform the usability analysis, a set of heuristics were selected relating to aspects such as navigation, visual clarity, coherence, prevention of errors, user guidance, online help and user control. A cognitive walkthrough technique was also applied. With the results of the analysis, the design and implementation of improvements were performed. The web interfaces of the Tele-Rehabilitation platform were evaluated once again and compared with the baseline to ensure there was an improvement in usability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Systems Interaction - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2018
EditorsIsabel L. Nunes
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages197-209
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319943336
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
EventAHFE International Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201825 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume781
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period21/07/1825/07/18

Keywords

  • Cognitive walkthrough evaluation
  • Heuristic evaluation
  • Hip surgery
  • Tele-rehabilitation
  • Telemedicine
  • Usability evaluation
  • Web user interface

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    Pilco, H., Sanchez-Gordon, S., Calle-Jimenez, T., Rybarczyk, Y., Jadán, J., Villarreal, S., Esparza, W., Acosta-Vargas, P., Guevara, C., & Nunes, I. L. (2019). Analysis and improvement of the usability of a tele-rehabilitation platform for hip surgery patients. In I. L. Nunes (Ed.), Advances in Human Factors and Systems Interaction - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors and Systems Interaction, 2018 (pp. 197-209). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 781). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94334-3_21