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Immersive technologies as a solution for general data protection regulation in Europe and impact on the COVID-19 pandemic

Klaudia Proniewska, Agnieszka Pręgowska, Damian Dołęga-Dołęgowski, Dariusz Dudek
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.a2020.0102
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Pubmed: 32789838

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Background: General data protection regulation (GDPR) provides rules according to which data should be managed and processed in a secure and appropriate way for patient requirements and security. Currently, everyone in Europe is covered by GDPR. Thus, the medical practice also requires access to patient data in a safe and secure way.

Methods: Holographic technology allows users to see everything visible ona computer screen in a new and less restricted way, i. e. without the limitations of traditional computers and screens.

Results: In this study, a three-dimensional holographic doctors’ assistant is designed and implemented in a way that meets the GDPR requirements. The HoloView application, which is tailored to run on Microsoft HoloLens, is proposed toallow display and access to personal data and so-called sensitive information of all individual patients without the risk that it will be presented to unauthorized persons.

Conclusions: To enhance the user experience and remain consistent with GSPR, a holographic desk is proposed that allows displaying patient data and sensitive information only in front of the doctor’s eyes using mixed reality glasses. Last but not least, it boasts of a reduction in infection risk for the staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, affording medical care to be carried out by as few doctors as possible.

Abstract

Background: General data protection regulation (GDPR) provides rules according to which data should be managed and processed in a secure and appropriate way for patient requirements and security. Currently, everyone in Europe is covered by GDPR. Thus, the medical practice also requires access to patient data in a safe and secure way.

Methods: Holographic technology allows users to see everything visible ona computer screen in a new and less restricted way, i. e. without the limitations of traditional computers and screens.

Results: In this study, a three-dimensional holographic doctors’ assistant is designed and implemented in a way that meets the GDPR requirements. The HoloView application, which is tailored to run on Microsoft HoloLens, is proposed toallow display and access to personal data and so-called sensitive information of all individual patients without the risk that it will be presented to unauthorized persons.

Conclusions: To enhance the user experience and remain consistent with GSPR, a holographic desk is proposed that allows displaying patient data and sensitive information only in front of the doctor’s eyes using mixed reality glasses. Last but not least, it boasts of a reduction in infection risk for the staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, affording medical care to be carried out by as few doctors as possible.

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augmented reality, mixed reality, pandemic

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Immersive technologies as a solution for general data protection regulation in Europe and impact on the COVID-19 pandemic

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Cardiology Journal

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Ahead of print

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Research paper

Published online

2020-08-07

DOI

10.5603/CJ.a2020.0102

Pubmed

32789838

Keywords

augmented reality
mixed reality
pandemic

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Klaudia Proniewska
Agnieszka Pręgowska
Damian Dołęga-Dołęgowski
Dariusz Dudek

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