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JaxIDJJ
02-03-2010, 01:13 PM
I am looking into the use of a touch screen interface for use in administering personality inventories, substance abuse questionnaires, etc. in a juvenile correctional setting in teh Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

I think it will be rather staight forward in using a web based form to complete the "surveys". Physical security restrictions will limit actual Internet access, so a local server on a secure LAN (wired or wireless) will be needed to gather data from several Touch Screen machines. (Dell Studio One 19 a candidate). I have looked into Alpha5 previously and actually picked up Ver 9, with the web app server to explore another possible app (e-disciplinary tickets), but did not get too far on that project as there were soome snags. However, I will still need to bone up on what needs to be done to get this to fly and explore the specifications needed. (A5 now in Ver 10, which touch screen PCs would work the best, etc.)

There has been some grant money approved, but I was wondering if anyone has already created a similar application and are using it in Alpha 5 (any version)? I'd appreciate some comments and possibly some screen shots of any psych. inventories that I may use to give a pitch to the developement team.

I am looking for a low cost solution, but do have some time to look into the details and explore what needs to be done. (I am a DOC retiree... so much of this will be pro-bono) Any comments are appreciated!

trev
08-08-2010, 03:34 AM
I am looking into the use of a touch screen interface for use in administering personality inventories, substance abuse questionnaires, etc. in a juvenile correctional setting in teh Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

I think it will be rather staight forward in using a web based form to complete the "surveys". Physical security restrictions will limit actual Internet access, so a local server on a secure LAN (wired or wireless) will be needed to gather data from several Touch Screen machines. (Dell Studio One 19 a candidate). I have looked into Alpha5 previously and actually picked up Ver 9, with the web app server to explore another possible app (e-disciplinary tickets), but did not get too far on that project as there were soome snags. However, I will still need to bone up on what needs to be done to get this to fly and explore the specifications needed. (A5 now in Ver 10, which touch screen PCs would work the best, etc.)

There has been some grant money approved, but I was wondering if anyone has already created a similar application and are using it in Alpha 5 (any version)? I'd appreciate some comments and possibly some screen shots of any psych. inventories that I may use to give a pitch to the developement team.

I am looking for a low cost solution, but do have some time to look into the details and explore what needs to be done. (I am a DOC retiree... so much of this will be pro-bono) Any comments are appreciated!

i have developed several touch screen apps using alpha5

the first thing you need to know is the touch screen interface is purely a hardware solution.

goldberg2727
08-09-2010, 04:19 AM
I am looking into the use of a touch screen interface for use in administering personality inventories, substance abuse questionnaires, etc. in a juvenile correctional setting in teh Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

I think it will be rather staight forward in using a web based form to complete the "surveys". Physical security restrictions will limit actual Internet access, so a local server on a secure LAN (wired or wireless) will be needed to gather data from several Touch Screen machines. (Dell Studio One 19 a candidate). I have looked into Alpha5 previously and actually picked up Ver 9, with the web app server to explore another possible app (e-disciplinary tickets), but did not get too far on that project as there were soome snags. However, I will still need to bone up on what needs to be done to get this to fly and explore the specifications needed. (A5 now in Ver 10, which touch screen PCs would work the best, etc.)

There has been some grant money approved, but I was wondering if anyone has already created a similar application and are using it in Alpha 5 (any version)? I'd appreciate some comments and possibly some screen shots of any psych. inventories that I may use to give a pitch to the developement team.

I am looking for a low cost solution, but do have some time to look into the details and explore what needs to be done. (I am a DOC retiree... so much of this will be pro-bono) Any comments are appreciated!

Trey is correct, Touch Screen is mainly a hardware solution, however when developing an app for touch screen developers should take into account that buttons and any OnClick Object should be made larger than normal to adapt to a larger click area when using a human figure instead of a mouse.

Also, I am currently working on a desktop database application for a psychiatrist that contains around 10 different tests for children with autism. Here is an example of the test we are working on now...

The child is shown 5 index cards everyday with different objects on them. Once the child can recognize and properly identify the object on the card then that date is recorded in the database and the card is retired and replaced with a new index card. At the beginning of every week the cards that were retired two weeks prior are pulled and the child must identify the old cards to ensure the child has retained what was previously learned. If they cannot identify the object on the old card then that card is added back to the everyday testing cards for further testing until it is properly identified again. By tracking the dates the cards are introduced, the dates they are recognized, and the dates they are mastered we can generate an average retention rate for each child and determine how fast they are learning new objects and if this method of learning beneficial.

Not sure if this can be helpful for you or not. All the other tests we have done so far are just simple multiple choice questions, or single answer questions that do not require much analysis.

Let me know if I can help in anyway.

Thanks,
Lee