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Combining a tablet and an electronic stethoscope to create a new interaction paradigm for teaching cardiac auscultation

Pereira, D. ; Gomes, P. ; Mota, E. ; Costa, E. ; Correia, R. ; Coimbra, M.

Combining a tablet and an electronic stethoscope to create a new interaction paradigm for teaching cardiac auscultation, Proc International Conf. on Human-Computer Interaction - HCII, Las Vegas, United States, Vol. ?, pp. ? - ?, July, 2013.

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Abstract
Learning cardiac auscultation is a fundamental but hard task for a medicine student, involving a combination of gesture mechanics and cardiac sounds interpretation. We aim to create a low cost simulator combining a tablet and an electronic stethoscope, thus defining a new interaction paradigm that al-lows a student to train auscultation when and where they want. In this paper we evaluate the usability of a first approach to this new paradigm using a high-fidelity prototype and its heuristic evaluation.