Smart eCard – Videoprototype

Group 03, Videoprototype, WS1617

Everyone of us is affine with piracy and for each of us it is important to know where the data is being stored and who has access on it. This background thought brought us the following question: How might we empower a patient to control his own data and improve access to medical records?

The conceptual goal is clear: total unity and undisturbed communication between all health care institutions. Leaving the security by side its potential is huge. No more papers, no more physical data and no more time consuming documents picking, sending and searching.

Therefore we introduce Smart eCard, an improvement of the well-known ecard. Our eCard is equipped with a NFC chip to speed up the process during a stay in a surgery, hospital or insurance building by reading and writing the patient-customized data from/to the card. The fact that everyone is familiar with cards (for instance bank card, pay-ticket, driver licence…) made the decision about the choice of the form of our product a lot easier.

Our new concept allows patients to control their own data by storing their medical information directly on the eCard without using external data storage in each medical facility.

With the approach of storing for instance radiographs or diagnoses exclusively on the Smart eCard we mediated a wellbeing which each of us likes to have beside piracy.

In the future the eCard could be equipped with a GPS module to track the activity of the patients and store the gained information directly on the card to support further diagnoses and treatments. This extension can additionally be used to reduce the idle time in waiting rooms at medical facilities.



Concept, Group 03, WS1617

Over the last week, we as a team have been working with the data collected through the numerous interviews. After an in-depth analysis, we have come to the conclusion that the communication between doctors is insufficient. Medical records of a patient are primarily saved in analog form, thus transferring records from one doctor’s office to the next is very time-consuming. Not only is time wasted, but the patient lacks control of his own records.

Team A – Storyboard

Through various breakout sessions, in which ideation techniques were used, and through many diverging and converging phases our solution, to the previously mentioned inadequate state, was formed and is called “Smart eCard”. The card is equipped with a memory chip. This allows doctors to save the patients medical records directly on the card and obtain all necessary information needed for the treatment without making patients wait or fill out forms.

Team B – Storyboard


Group 03, User Research, WS1617

Within two weeks using the necessary resources, documentation and brainstorming we will develop our concept based on the E-health topic.

Keeping this in mind we went straightforward to the source. After interviewing a dermatologist, an internist, a geriatrics specialist, a stroke nurse and a performance diagnosis doctor we gained an insight of their work and daily basis problematic.


During the vivid discussions a lot of ideas were popping up in our minds. They were stored and they were all stored, only to be polished in the next phase.

The collected data will be carefully analysed and equipped with our new knowledge and resources our project can slowly but surely be brought to life.