Category: Interaction Design
Title: AVA - Augmented Auscultation Simulation
Name/s: Manuel Hess
Medium, Object: App
University/s: Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden
Supervision: Prof. Thomas Degn, Bram van Krieken (Laerdal Medical)
Making auscultation education more accessible and adaptable: Together with Laerdal Medical, I have been looking at how to make this training more tangible for students and how it can be a
more self-learning based and repeatable training. With this project, I wanted to create an example of how designing for such a situation could be approached
by using modern technologies and studying the needs of the users. "AVA" is a study of how dematerialisation and the introduction of virtual reality fill gaps in the existing learning process.
in the existing learning process. Student independence can be increased, costs for educational institutions reduced and a seamless user experience created.
Thomas Degn's Master's thesis was written in collaboration with Laerdal Medical. "AVA" is an application that enables doctors, nurses and paramedics to practise auscultation more independently and repeatedly.
and paramedics to practise more independently and repeatedly. The jury found the stringency of the user-centred design approach and the quality of the interface of the augmented reality app worthy of an award.
augmented reality app worthy of an award.