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COMLEX: Visualizing communication for research and saving lives


William Billingsley, Cindy Gallois, Andrew Smith and Marcus Watson


Skills Development Centre
Queensland Health


One of the major causes of patient harm in hospital is poor communication. We are developing a video review and visualization platform to research and improve medics’ communication skills. It intended for use by experimenters, as a deployable training tool for medics, and also for forensic review of communication. It supports pluggable analysis modules and visualizations for research teams, and configurable workflow for educators and hospital administrators.

BibTeX Entry

    publisher        = {ACM Digital Library},
    author           = {Billingsley, William and Gallois, Cindy and Smith, Andrew and Watson, Marcus},
    month            = apr,
    year             = {2010},
    keywords         = {communication skills, professional development tools, medical simulation, video review,
    title            = {{COMLEX}: Visualizing communication for research and saving lives},
    booktitle        = {ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2010, Work-In-Progress (Poster+6 page
                        extended abstract) stream},
    pages            = {6},
    address          = {Altanta, USA}


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