Medical technicians in laboratories perform a large amount of manual labour. In collaboration with the Visual Interaction and Design Group, this project explores the use of tabletop surfaces in histopathology laboratories to increase technician productivity. To do this, we are studying the practice of technicians while they sort tissue samples, we will use these insights to inform ways to digitally augmenting physical items for display on tabletop surfaces. This will help to reduce the time technicians spent performing manual labour. As an example, technicians spend a significant amount of time sorting histopathologic slides before scanning them and sending them to a pathologist, by augmenting these slides on a digital display we are able to sort them and guide the technician through the necessary steps of preparing the slides.
In collaboration with the Visual Interaction