Simplified Blood Pressure Monitor

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Problem | Background | Self Blood Pressure Monitors | Commercial Systems | Previous Academic Papers | Relavent Websites
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High Fidelity Prototype | Task Lists | Users' Information | Observations | Problems and Rankings
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12/02/2005

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Abstract:

According to recent estimates, almost one in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure. However, there are no symptoms of high blood pressure, so about one-third of the people who have it don’t know they have it. Many people have high blood pressure for years before they are aware of it. The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked. Early detection and treatment of high blood pressure is critical, which is why our team has designed a new blood pressure monitor interface that gives users the features and simplicity that current devices are lacking.

We began by designing two prototypes using rough sketches and then combined the best features to create the final interface using Flash. The interface is designed to meet the needs of the novice user and be unobtrusive and dependable. We conducted 6 usability tests to determine what worked well and what our drawbacks were. Our final product integrates comments received from the users and from classmates.

 

Credits:

Vladimir Jeune

Zalian Za

Malinda Thomas

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