User-Centered Development of Smart Glasses Support for Skills Training in Nursing Education


Art der Publikation: Journal Article

Veröffentlicht auf / in: i-com - Journal of Interactive Media

Issue: 3

Jahr: 2019

Band / Volume: 18

Seiten: 287-299

Veröffentlichungsort: Oldenburg

Verlag (Publisher): De Gruyter


ISSN: 1618-162X


Jan Patrick Kopetz

Daniel Wessel

Nicole Jochems


An ageing society creates an increasing need for a well-trained nursing staff. In particular, physically demanding motion sequences must be learned correctly to preserve carers’ long-term health. During training, support in practical skills training must also leave the carers’ hands free to allow them to perform the motion sequences unencumbered. Wearables might provide the necessary information “hands-free” and thus support skills training. In this paper, we present and discuss a User-Centered Design approach conducted with nursing students to determine the suitability of smart glasses support for skills training in nursing education. This User-Centered Design process consisted of a survey, two design thinking workshops, and a summative evaluation of a high-fidelity prototype. The developed smart glasses application was well evaluated and is usable for training purposes.