Call for participants: MediCHI 2013: Safer interaction in medical devices (a CHI 2013 workshop) cc @sig_chi

MediCHI 2013 is initiated and supported by researchers on the CHI+MED project:

  • Karen Yunqiu Li, Harold Thimbleby, Abigail Cauchi and Alexis Lewis are from the Future Interaction Technology Laboratory in Computer Science department in Swansea University
  • Paolo Masci is from School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London.
  • Chris Vincent is from UCL Interaction Centre, Computer Science Department in University College London.

For a full list of organisers please see

This workshop is now listed, along with other events, on our conferences page.


MediCHI 2013: Safer Interaction in Medical Devices (A CHI 2013 WORKSHOP)
= Call for Participants =


Who will be interested: 
* Researchers in the fields of Safety Critical Human Computer Interaction, Patient Safety, Medical device design, Human error, and related areas.
* Designers, engineers and manufacturers of interactive medical devices / programable medical devices.
* Regulatory agencies responsible for medical device related areas.


MediCHI 2013 Call for Participants:


The Workshop


Medical devices embedded with computer systems have becoming widely adopted in many healthcare situations with the intention to deliver accurate and effective medication. However, designing and evaluating high-risk interactive medical devices from a human error management perspective has always being challenging to both academia and industry.


This one-day workshop will bring together international researchers, manufacturers and designers working in relevant fields to discuss and demonstrate the practical approaches that can be adopted to improve the design of medical devices for safer interaction in the future.


MediCHI is the platform for knowledge exchange / transfer and community building amongst medical device relevant fields. It is also the platform for interdisciplinary research collaborations, such as international joint papers or research proposals. We welcome position papers and demonstration proposals (product, prototype, design concept, etc.) submissions associated with the following two themes:
  • Design of Personal/Home Interactive Medical Devices: where the complexity of social environment, device operator’s physical capabilities and psychological activities have great effect on user’s decision making as well as error rate;
  • Design to Manage Human Error in Clinical Settings: which includes designing interactive medical devices with human error management features, new design approaches or tools to ensure safer interaction, and improving incident reporting and learning system to better capture user error.


Authors are asked to submit a 2-4 pages position papers or demonstration proposals in the CHI extended abstracts format to by 11th Jan 2013.

Papers may describe ongoing work, recent results, or opinions and approaches related to the workshop topic. A short biography of the author(s) attending the workshop needs to be included (100 words).

Papers will be peer-reviewed and the organizing committee will select most suitable position papers and demonstration proposals according to relevance, quality of results, research diversity, and likelihood for stimulating and contributing to the discussion. If accepted, at least one author must register for the workshop and for one or more days of the conference. Accepted papers will also be compiled on the workshop website.

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