Note-taking support for nurses using digital pen character recognition system

Yujiro Hayashi*, Satoshi Tamura, Satoru Hayamizu, Yutaka Nishimoto

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This study presents a novel system which supports nurses in notetaking by providing a digital pen and character-recognition system laying stress on user interface. The system applies characteristics of a digital pen for improving the efficiency of tasks related to nursing records. The system aims at improving the efficiency of nursing activities and reducing the time spent for tasks for nursing records. In our system, first, notes are written on a check sheet using a digital pen along with a voice that is recorded on a voice recorder; the pen and voice data are transferred to a PC. The pen data are then recognized automatically as characters, which can be viewed and manipulated with the application. We conducted an evaluation experiment to improve efficiency and operation of the system, and its interface. The evaluation and test operations used 10 test subjects. Based on the test operation and the evaluation experiment of the system, it is turned out that improvement for urgent situations, enhancement of portability, and further use of character recognition are required.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractive Technologies and Sociotechnical Systems - 12th International Conference, VSMM 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)3540463046, 9783540463047
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2006 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 2006 Oct 182006 Oct 20

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4270 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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