Early Phase Requirements Assessment of a Teletreatment Trial

I.A. Widya, Bernhard J.F. van Beijnum, Richard G.A. Bults, L. Sandjö, L. Schaake, M.H.A. Huis in 't Veld, Valerie M. Jones, Hermanus J. Hermens

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This paper presents the early phase requirements elicitation of a teletreatment trial and the assessment of the requirements in respect of their importance to the trial and the feasibility of the corresponding adaptations of the telemedicine system within the trial project constraints. The elicitation approach and techniques adopt the particulars of the telemedicine working practices. The proposed approach not only uses the treatment description and scenario, it also utilizes the trial design. A trial design defines the settings of a trial and develops the treatment protocols such that treatment efficacy can be evaluated based on evidence. Such a design has to be a priori approved by a medical ethical committee, which may impose additional constraints that influence the elicited requirements. The approach therefore involves stakeholders who are not necessarily the users of the system to be. In line with the telemedicine working practices, the approach is moreover based on the identification and analysis of the tasks and task objectives associated to the responsibilities of the involved stakeholders. Furthermore, the elicitation is cyclic and applies a collection of known techniques and informal specification styles (e.g. tables and mock-ups). Results of the cycles converge to a set of requirements understood and agreed upon by the trial designers, who are medical professionals, typically unaware of the methods and techniques applied by engineers, but who co-shape the telemedicine system to be. This way of working manages expectations better, necessary in a telemedicine collaboration.
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Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2009
EditorsS.Y. Shin, S. Ossowski
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages395-396
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-166-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2009 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 8 Mar 200912 Mar 2009
Conference number: 24
https://www.sigapp.org/sac/sac2009/

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PublisherACM

Conference

Conference24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2009
Abbreviated titleSAC
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period8/03/0912/03/09
Other8-12 March 2009
Internet address

Keywords

  • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology
  • IR-62790
  • METIS-263793
  • EWI-15247
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/046230

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Widya, I. A., van Beijnum, B. J. F., Bults, R. G. A., Sandjö, L., Schaake, L., Huis in 't Veld, M. H. A., ... Hermens, H. J. (2009). Early Phase Requirements Assessment of a Teletreatment Trial. In S. Y. Shin, & S. Ossowski (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2009 (pp. 395-396). [10.1145/1529282.1529368] New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/1529282.1529368
Widya, I.A. ; van Beijnum, Bernhard J.F. ; Bults, Richard G.A. ; Sandjö, L. ; Schaake, L. ; Huis in 't Veld, M.H.A. ; Jones, Valerie M. ; Hermens, Hermanus J. / Early Phase Requirements Assessment of a Teletreatment Trial. Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2009. editor / S.Y. Shin ; S. Ossowski. New York : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2009. pp. 395-396
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Widya, IA, van Beijnum, BJF, Bults, RGA, Sandjö, L, Schaake, L, Huis in 't Veld, MHA, Jones, VM & Hermens, HJ 2009, Early Phase Requirements Assessment of a Teletreatment Trial. in SY Shin & S Ossowski (eds), Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2009., 10.1145/1529282.1529368, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, pp. 395-396, 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2009, Honolulu, United States, 8/03/09. https://doi.org/10.1145/1529282.1529368

Early Phase Requirements Assessment of a Teletreatment Trial. / Widya, I.A.; van Beijnum, Bernhard J.F.; Bults, Richard G.A.; Sandjö, L.; Schaake, L.; Huis in 't Veld, M.H.A.; Jones, Valerie M.; Hermens, Hermanus J.

Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2009. ed. / S.Y. Shin; S. Ossowski. New York : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2009. p. 395-396 10.1145/1529282.1529368.

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Widya IA, van Beijnum BJF, Bults RGA, Sandjö L, Schaake L, Huis in 't Veld MHA et al. Early Phase Requirements Assessment of a Teletreatment Trial. In Shin SY, Ossowski S, editors, Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2009. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2009. p. 395-396. 10.1145/1529282.1529368 https://doi.org/10.1145/1529282.1529368