Ecological interface for assessing cardiac disease

Tim McEwen, John Flach, Nancy Elder

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11 Scopus citations

Abstract

Using the ecological interface design approach, a graphical user interface was developed to show how different factors (e.g., LDL, HDL, triglycerides, systolic blood pressure) contribute to cardiac health. The display is based on an epidemiological model derived from the Framingham study and additional treatment guidelines in the medical literature. This interactive display allows physicians and patients to see how different factors contribute to overall cardiac health and to see the impact of interventions on reducing risk. The display also graphically associates the state of the patient with treatment categories to help physicians to select the best treatment method based on empirical models. It also has the potential to enrich the dialogue between physician and patient through interactive 'experiments' that illustrate the potential benefits of various treatment options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2012 11th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA 2012
Pages881-888
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2012 11th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA 2012 - Nantes, France
Duration: Jul 2 2012Jul 4 2012

Publication series

NameASME 2012 11th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA 2012
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceASME 2012 11th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA 2012
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityNantes
Period7/2/127/4/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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