CommCare on large POS-type touchscreens

Hi all,

Anyone have experience or thoughts on using CommCare on large, POS-type
touch screens?

A partner of ours is using CommCare also in their clinic, and rather than
walking around with tablets they thought of putting large stationary
screens next to each bed - have the nurses and clinicians log in as they
attend to the patient.

I believe I saw something like that at CIDRZ, but I think they were using
touchscreen terminals linked to a local (tiny) CommCare server, and I don;t
want tpo bother with local servers.

Any reason why CommCare wouldn’t work on e.g.


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O
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using smaller screens (e.g. 10") affixed in kiosk stands like

Any thoughts about pros and cons?

Appreciate your thoughts!

Best
Joris

Joris,

Good observation about CIDRZ. They’re using a custom system based on the
CommCare ecosystem with a local server to keep things up to date regardless
of connectivity.

We’ve worked with groups using CommCare in a few different clinical
environments. The most common reason for the ‘walking around’ model is
largely to simplify the amount of tech involved, fewer tablets, fewer
devices to keep charged, etc.

There’s no reason that a stationary monitor wouldn’t work well in an
environment where it was able to stay connected in-place, though. With the
large screens you listed one consideration is that CommCare’s user
interface is optimized for screens up to about 8 inches in portrait
orientation. Very wide screens like the 22 inch monitor might look a bit
odd, but I couldn’t speak to the exact user experience as I haven’t really
used one myself. It likely would depend on how the keyboard is set up on
those screens.

I’d be curious to hear from others how using stationary devices has worked
for them. Please let us know if you get the chance to try it on a large
device!

-Clayton

··· On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 5:53 AM, Joris Van Dam wrote:

Hi all,

Anyone have experience or thoughts on using CommCare on large, POS-type
touch screens?

A partner of ours is using CommCare also in their clinic, and rather than
walking around with tablets they thought of putting large stationary
screens next to each bed - have the nurses and clinicians log in as they
attend to the patient.

I believe I saw something like that at CIDRZ, but I think they were using
touchscreen terminals linked to a local (tiny) CommCare server, and I don;t
want tpo bother with local servers.

Any reason why CommCare wouldn’t work on e.g.

http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-22-Inch-21-5-Inch-Touchscreen-Display/dp/B00906HOEK

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Slate-17-l010-White-Android/dp/B00NC07T1I/ref=pd_sim_147_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=415fPbU-NvL&dpSrc=sims&preST=AC_UL160_SR160%2C160&refRID=1RRZ3E6PGR26JK5RTNVB

O
http://www.amazon.com/HP-Slate-17-l010-White-Android/dp/B00NC07T1I/ref=pd_sim_147_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=415fPbU-NvL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=1RRZ3E6PGR26JK5RTNVBr
using smaller screens (e.g. 10") affixed in kiosk stands like

http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Universal-Tamper-Proof-Anti-Theft-PSPADLK60/dp/B00SX4WZXA/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1445853128&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=kiosk+stand+adnroid+tablets

Any thoughts about pros and cons?

Appreciate your thoughts!

Best
Joris


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Thanks Clayton, this is very helpful.

Good point - I’d have to find big screen that works in portrait mode, not
landscape.

Last week we were testing with (the new) CommCare on 10" tablets, and it
looked quite spectacular - users loved making big forms and scroll (i.e.
eveyrone was holding them in portrait mode, like you’d hold a normal paper
folder).

OK I’m going to roam some electronics stores, see if I can find a bargain
so I can just test with it.

Thx!

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