Database Concept for Medical Auditory Alarms
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With this paper we want to explore the benefits of an online available database for medical functional sounds and auditory alarms. The concept is inspired by an extensive context research in the medical field and aims to evoke discussion and trigger possible corporations in the future. The database so far exists as a concept design and aims to be realized as a research project in university using funds form the EXIST program and other interested research institutions as well as hospitals. The database is conceived to be a WIKI based platform, content will be supplied by manufacturers, hospitals and designers, nevertheless aims are to supply an initial baseline of medical device sound sets to show functionality and benefits for the users in the hospital and company context can draw from it. The paper will introduce basic elements of the database, a brief summary of the current situation and outlook on the possibilities when incorporating the database into a design process.