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Mattsson, J., Östlund, B., Björling, G., Williamsson, A. & Eriksson, A. (2019). Interprofessional Learning for Enhanced Patient Safety: Biomedical Engineering Students and Nursing Students in Joint Learning Activities. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 9(1)
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, ISSN 1916-7342, E-ISSN 1916-7342, Vol. 9, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: In the last decade, research has highlighted the importance of interprofessional approaches to education and practice. Collaboration between medical practice and engineering has been identified as particularly relevant to developing accountable models for sustainable healthcare and overcoming increased specialization leading to professional barriers. This study aims to analyze insights and understanding expressed by nursing students and biomedical engineering students following a joint learning activity regarding a medical device used in the hospital setting.

Method: A qualitative approach deriving from a phenomenological view examined an interprofessional learning activity where the focus was on active integration and knowledge exchange.

Conclusion: The activity was expressed as a positive opportunity for getting insights into perspectives from other professional groups as well as insights into the importance of a system perspective in patient safety. The learning and insights listed in the evaluations included ideas about how the two professional groups could collaborate in the future.

Keywords
Patient safety; Joint learning; Biomedical engineering
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-2755 (URN)10.22230/jripe.2019v9n1a275 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-04-02 Created: 2019-04-02 Last updated: 2019-08-30Bibliographically approved
Östlund, B., Björling, G., Mattsson, J., Stridh, S. & Sahlström, M. (2017). Technology in Health Care: A new research and teaching subject in collaboration between nursing science and engineering. In: : . Paper presented at The Ninth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine eTELEMED, Nice, France, 2017 (pp. 46-49).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Technology in Health Care: A new research and teaching subject in collaboration between nursing science and engineering
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Today, health care systems face a number of challenges related to technological developments. This work in progress is a new Swedish initiative for collaboration between nursing science and engineering focusing digitization, demographics and participation. The initiative aims at understanding how digitization affects patients and health care professionals and the role of engineers and how this collaboration proactively contributes to systems that support caring and nursing. The presentation expects input on the programs substance and boundaries and whether this initiative is fruitful to create sustainable health care systems.

Keywords
Collaboration, nursing science, caring science, engineering, patient support, digitization
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-2629 (URN)978-1-61208-540-1 (ISBN)
Conference
The Ninth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine eTELEMED, Nice, France, 2017
Available from: 2018-09-04 Created: 2018-09-04 Last updated: 2019-08-30Bibliographically approved
Östlund, B. (2015). Final Evaluation Report with included Cross Cultural Analysis Report D6.3 for the EC Project GiraffPlus. Combining social interaction and long term monitoring for promoting independent living.. EC. Seventh Framework Programme Grant agreement no. 288173, January 14, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Final Evaluation Report with included Cross Cultural Analysis Report D6.3 for the EC Project GiraffPlus. Combining social interaction and long term monitoring for promoting independent living.
2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EC. Seventh Framework Programme Grant agreement no. 288173, January 14, 2015., 2015
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-1598 (URN)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 288173
Available from: 2015-03-17 Created: 2015-03-18 Last updated: 2015-03-18Bibliographically approved
Jonsson, O., Östlund, B., Warell, A. & Dalholm Hornyanszky, E. (2014). Furniture in Swedish Nursing Homes: A Design Perspective on Perceived Meanings within the Physical Environment. Journal of Interior Design, 39(2), 17-35
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Furniture in Swedish Nursing Homes: A Design Perspective on Perceived Meanings within the Physical Environment
2014 (English)In: Journal of Interior Design, ISSN 1071-7641, Vol. 39, no 2, p. 17-35Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There are good reasons to believe that furniture designers can play an important role in the design of appropriate caring environments and thus contribute to the care that is provided. Designers are usually engaged by manufacturers that develop furniture for public procurement and a market for elderly consumers but often do not learn from those who spend their everyday lives in these environments. This paper is based on industrial design and presents a study that explores the relationships between people and furniture in nursing homes. Thematic interviews were carried out with residents and personnel, in total 21 participants. The study was carried out in three nursing homes in Stockholm. The results suggest that elderly people strive for a sense of home in their private rooms in contrast to shared rooms and that the perspectives on furniture differ between the elderly people and the personnel. The conclusion is that understanding the role of furniture at nursing homes can help to reinforce the identity of elderly residents and their needs of continuity, socialization and existential safety. The recommendations are to involve the experiences of elderly people in the design processes and to make more informed furniture investment decisions for nursing homes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley, 2014
Keywords
Elderly-people, healt, care
National Category
Nursing Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-955 (URN)10.1111/joid.12028 (DOI)
Available from: 2014-08-13 Created: 2014-09-02 Last updated: 2015-03-17Bibliographically approved
Coradeschi, S., Cesta, A., Cortellessa, G., Coraci, L., Galindo, C., Gonzalez, J., . . . Östlund, B. (2014). GiraffPlus: A System for Monitoring Activities and Physiological Parameters and Promoting Social Interaction for Elderly. In: Hippe, Zdzisław S.; Kulikowski, Juliusz L.; Mroczek, Teresa; Wtorek, Jerzy (Ed.), Human-Computer Systems Interaction: Backgrounds and Applications 3 (pp. 261-271). Springer
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2014 (English)In: Human-Computer Systems Interaction: Backgrounds and Applications 3 / [ed] Hippe, Zdzisław S.; Kulikowski, Juliusz L.; Mroczek, Teresa; Wtorek, Jerzy, Springer, 2014, p. 261-271Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter presents a telehealth system called GiraffPlus supporting independent living of elderly in their own home. GiraffPlus system is a complex system which monitors activities and physiological parameters in the home using a network of sensors. The elaborated information is presented to the primary user, the elderly, and to secondary users like health care and home care providers and possibly to family members as a help to assess possible health and wellbeing deterioration, provide acute alarms, and support health procedure. The secondary users can also visit the elderly via the Giraff, a teleoperated robot that can communicate and move in the home under the control of the secondary user. The chapter focusses in particular on the deployment of the system in six real homes in Sweden, Italy and Spain. The chapter outlines the technological various components used, the expectations of the users and the evaluation method.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2014
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357 ; Vol. 300
Keywords
Computational Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics), User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-937 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-08491-6_22 (DOI)978-3-319-08490-9 (ISBN)978-3-319-08491-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-08-22 Created: 2014-08-22 Last updated: 2018-07-19Bibliographically approved
Östlund, B. (2014). Intermediate Evaulation Report D6.2 for the EC Project GiraffPlus. Combining social interaction and long term monitoring for promoting independent living.. EC. Seventh Framework Programme Grant agreement no. 288173, December 30, 2013.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Intermediate Evaulation Report D6.2 for the EC Project GiraffPlus. Combining social interaction and long term monitoring for promoting independent living.
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EC. Seventh Framework Programme Grant agreement no. 288173, December 30, 2013., 2014
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-1599 (URN)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 288173
Available from: 2015-03-17 Created: 2015-03-18 Last updated: 2015-03-18Bibliographically approved
Magnusson, C., Östlund, B., Rassmus-Gröhn, K. & Hedlund, A. (2014). Making navigation simple?: Initial user studies within the NavMem project. In: Héctor Caltenco, Per-Olof Hedvall, Andreas Larsson, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn, Bitte Rydeman (Ed.), Universal Design 2014: Three Days of Creativity and Diversity (pp. 214-223). Amsterdam: IOS Press, 35
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Making navigation simple?: Initial user studies within the NavMem project
2014 (English)In: Universal Design 2014: Three Days of Creativity and Diversity / [ed] Héctor Caltenco, Per-Olof Hedvall, Andreas Larsson, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn, Bitte Rydeman, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2014, Vol. 35, p. 214-223Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the NavMem project is to develop a mobile navigation companion for elderly persons with memory decline (MCI). The project is intended for a wide range of target users-e.g. persons with memory problems due to early dementia, stroke but also elderly persons in general. In the following we report results from studies made together with the Swedish Stroke Association. We describe the early stages of the user centered design process and provide a list of requirements. We also provide initial designs and early prototypes and report preliminary results from recent user tests.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2014
Series
Assistive Technology Research Series ; 35
Keywords
MCI; mobile; navigation; stroke
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-912 (URN)10.3233/978-1-61499-403-9-214 (DOI)978-1-61499-402-2 (ISBN)978-1-61499-403-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-08-21 Created: 2014-08-18 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Subasi, Ö., Malmborg, L., Fitzpatrick, G. & Östlund, B. (2014). Reframing design culture and aging. interactions, 21(2), 70-73
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reframing design culture and aging
2014 (English)In: interactions, ISSN 1072-5520, E-ISSN 1558-3449, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 70-73Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Design professionals with a commitment to participatory design all want to engage with real people. A focus of discussion at the workshop was the nature of this engagement and how to rethink the dynamic relationship between older people and the designers in the design process. Working directly within the everyday practices of a group with similar interests independent of their age, physical abilities, or professional practices can help researchers co-create concepts in everyday contexts. In practice there are various ways that designers can be more reflective about their own conceptualizations of aging. At a very simple level, designers can reflect on and integrate an enriched understanding of aging as a positive adaptive process into the design visuals and design languages they create, namely the pictures and slogans they use, the logos they design, and the forms of communications and prototypes they build.

Keywords
Adaptive process; Design languages; Design process; Design professionals; Older People; Participatory design; Professional practices; Similar Interests, Visual languages, Design
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-917 (URN)10.1145/2574561 (DOI)
Available from: 2014-08-18 Created: 2014-08-18 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Frennert, S. & Östlund, B. (2014). Review: Seven Matters of Concern of Social Robots and Older People. International Journal of Social Robotics, 6(2), 299-310
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review: Seven Matters of Concern of Social Robots and Older People
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Social Robotics, ISSN 1875-4791, E-ISSN 1875-4805, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 299-310Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Netherlands, 2014
Keywords
Social robots; Older people; Stereotypes; Actor Network Theory; Science and Technology Studies
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-860 (URN)10.1007/s12369-013-0225-8 (DOI)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 288146EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 288173
Available from: 2014-06-26 Created: 2014-06-26 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Östlund, B., Olander, E., Jonsson, O. & Frennert, S. (2014). STS-inspired design to meet the challenges of modern aging. Welfare technology as a tool to promote user driven innovations or another way to keep older users hostage?. Technological forecasting & social change, 93, 82-90
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2014 (English)In: Technological forecasting & social change, ISSN 0040-1625, E-ISSN 1873-5509, Vol. 93, p. 82-90Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Older technology users and their integration into IT society have been on the research agenda since digitalization took off. Given the attempts to develop user-driven design, it is surprising that the appearance of technologies older people are provided with, or are the target group for, have not progressed. Now another political agenda, coined as "welfare technology", is being launched in Scandinavia. It is the reminiscent of previous arguments for why demographics, welfare and the need for new business arenas should be prioritized. This paper argues that STS-inspired design can contribute to a paradigm shift that breaks this trend and instead helps to develop proactive technology that meets the needs and demands of today’s senior citizens. Two cases illustrate the way the imbalance between technology and older people’s influence persists over time. Another three cases with a bearing on design sciences are singled out and discussed: the selection of older subjects; the understanding of the "social" in going from the laboratory to real-life settings; and the "making of meaning" in product development. The conclusions point to the opportunity to bridge the imbalance when introducing welfare technology by introducing STS-inspired reflections on engineering and design.

Keywords
Older users; Aging and design; Welfare technology; STS-driven design; User-driven design
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-911 (URN)10.1016/j.techfore.2014.04.012 (DOI)
Available from: 2014-08-18 Created: 2014-08-18 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
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