Doplor Sleep: Monitoring Hospital Soundscapes for Better Sleep Hygiene

Elif Özcan, Yiling Liu, Jered Vroon, Daan Kamphuis, Simone Spagnol

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Abstract

Good sleep is conducive to the recovery process of hospital patients - and yet, in many wards, sleep duration and quality can often be suboptimal, in part due to modifiable hospital-related sounds and noises. At the neurological ward of the Reinier de Graaf hospital in Delft, the Netherlands, we developed and evaluated a prototype information exchange system to raise awareness of specific sounds as disturbing patients' sleep. The system both classifies different relevant sound events and tracks sleep quality (using a Fitbit device). This information is then visualized for patients and staff to present the influence of the soundscape on patients' sleep hygiene in a friendly and comprehensive way. We discuss the design process, including a context study and various evaluations of the technology, interface, and created affordances. Our initial findings indicate that visualizing hospital soundscapes may, indeed, support both patients and staff in their efforts towards better sleep hygiene.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMHI 2022 - 2022 6th International Conference on Medical and Health Informatics
Pages69-77
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450396301
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2022
Event6th International Conference on Medical and Health Informatics, ICMHI 2022 - Virtual, Online, Japan
Duration: 12 May 202215 May 2022

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SeriesACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Medical and Health Informatics, ICMHI 2022
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityVirtual, Online
Period12/05/2215/05/22

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