Special Section Technical Briefs

Wearable Sociometers in Chaotic Simulated Environments1

[+] Author and Article Information
Denny Yu, Renaldo C. Blocker, M. Susan Hallbeck

Health Sciences Research,
Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN 55905

Ashokakumar Patel

College of Medicine,
Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN 55905

Kalyan S. Pasupathy

Health Sciences Research,
Mayo Clinic,
Rochester, MN 55905
e-mail: pasupathyk@mayo.edu

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13-16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

2Corresponding author.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 16, 2015; published online April 24, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(2), 020946 (Jun 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1139; doi: 10.1115/1.4030150 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 16, 2015; Online April 24, 2015

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Fig. 1

Participant wearing white sociometer device

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Fig. 2

Debriefing session during the live disaster simulation. Stars represent sociometers on participants. From left to right: MF, MM, PT, LD, and NS.

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Fig. 3

Interactions (s) recorded by the sociometers during the 15 min video segment. Y axis = participants; abbreviations on plot represent interactions with y-axis participant; and line = redinteraction duration (s).



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