All in all, our product is nothing more than a meeting place. A meeting place for sports activities to be more exact. It is a larger pillar with a conspicuous appearance, which strikes you instantly. It has a touchpad for user input, as well as a display panel at the top. It is placed at sports grounds and parks.
The built-in touchpad allows the user to create sports events and to invite friends to join the game. SmartCourt comes with an app for smartphones, which informs users about created events. If a visitor creates a sports event, for example a simple basketball game, he has the opportunity to invite either his friends or people nearby, or both. They will be notified about the upcoming game, the time and the location via push notification and have the possibility to accept or reject the invitation. The pillar and the players, who are already on site will be informed about their decision, so they’ll know, if they have to invite more players. In addition, a display panel is installed at the top of the pillar, which can display current scores, remaining time or upcoming events.
The benefits are more than obvious. Health-promoting behavior is encouraged by fun. Sports activities are proven to be healthy and most people are having more fun, when doing sports in groups. Therefore SmartCourt provides a platform to easily meet each other. Ideally, it motivates the people to spend more time in the fresh air than at home on the sofa.
As a first and most important next step we have to figure out the must-haves and nice-to-haves, because there are so many possibilities. The locations of the pillars should be carefully selected. It is also necessary to determine whether a new social network is necessary, or whether to rely on existing social networks such as Facebook.
After doing our research for the last days it became clear to us that documentation and paperwork in hospitals could be managed a lot easier and faster. So we asked ourselves the question how we might reduce and accelerate documentation effort for doctors. As a result we introduce our prototype called Medipad.
The Medipad is an innovative tablet which is supplied with a very useful add-on. This add-on makes it possible to still write on a sheet of paper, yet the things which were written down are getting digitalized immediately. Thereby also other doctors can inspect the digital patient record straightaway and can move on with the treatment of the patient unconditionally. Doctors do not have to search for the right patient record anymore, as long as they have their Medipad with them.
So as you might have recognized, the benefits which arise from using the Medipad are that you will not lose the haptic feeling of writing on paper, nevertheless data is distributed wireless and very fast. Furthermore the recorded data will be instantly digitalized in a centralized data storage. All in all you can say that doctors can save a lot of time which can be used better in patient care.
The Medipad is an easy transition into digitalization which hopefully will be accepted by the medical staff in hospitals. To ascertain that, we definitely should do a survey so we can see whether it is well received in reality, or if not, how it could be improved.
Our team is very excited to present to you this video prototype of our solution, Medicon.
Medicon is an accessible service which allows medical and healthcare professionals to select from various types of ready-made and extensively curated informative content. Such content includes, but is not limited to, articles, explanation videos and infographics.
With these at hand, experts may compile any and all information relevant to a patient’s diagnosis into a comprehensive e-pamphlet, which may then be made available through an automatically generated QR-Code. Once a patient is in possession of said code, they may access this pamphlet from anywhere, at any time they wish, allowing them to fully inform themselves about every aspect of their respective condition.
The pamphlet itself is tied into our Medicon application, which offers easy navigation and perusal of the information specifically selected for the patient, but also additional advice and other pertinent data.
Sections of Medicon covers a large amount of topics such as causes, prevention, progression and available treatments, among many others, for common and rare medical conditions of all kinds. Not only does this breadth of knowledge help to alleviate patient anxiety, but is also capable of aiding significantly in ensuring a successful and swift recovery process by enabling patients to avoid detrimental behavior and better comply with instructions by medical personnel.
Finally, while our solution would have apparent and tangible benefits in its current form, it is far from a finished product ready for the market. Future efforts would be focused toward creating a prototype directly usable in real life situations and allowing medical staff to test it extensively. It is absolutely essential to incorporate user feedback through several iterations to improve overall usability and deliver a product that noticeably improves the quality of life of its users.
We hope you enjoyed following our progress throughout this workshop!
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.
This is the underlying problem we discovered from our first approaches to package delivery via drones. Multicopters are usually associated with military and espionage and we try to change this by highlighting an entirely different field of use.
Also, by branding our multicopters as Kolibri, we hope to improve the initial impression of our product.
-Drones – not only for taking lives-
Our videoprototype displays the contrast between current use of drones and medical urgency as one of the future possible applications. With multicopters, we hope to improve the transportation of e.g. organs or medicine in general and show other fields where multicopters can be used.
The heart, savely stored and cooled in a specially crafted box, is placed on a highlighted area on the windowsill – the “Bird-Nest”, where the multicopter “Kolibri” can easily reach it. The multicopter is called by pushing a button.
The benefits from improving the public opinion on multicopters are the following:
More people will be interested to use multicopters in various scenarios, leading to legal changes which will finally make using multicopters for transportation possible! This kind of delivery is timesaving and highly economic, it decongests the traffic on our jammed streets and ensures fast shipping even to remote cities or other hard to reach areas.
The next step is to ensure a legal foundation for the use of multicopters, as the status quo differs a lot from country to country and it’s simply not stated clear enough what is allowed and what is forbidden.
We’ve been to the local police department. From the base of our research we developed a new concept for a handhold radio communication interface.
We discovered the following main problems:
* finding the right target in a list, e.g. the right frequency group,
* finding the right functions in a menu structure with high complexity and
* getting the current status of the system right.
From that we focused on the structure of the main menu.
We designed a few different functions for the interface of our so called PoliFon – a police radio communication system:
* a shock-resistant hardcase with a built-in touchscreen of high robustness,
* a long-life battery,
* a function to search all functions and contents from the main menu and
* fast access buttons on the left side of the hardware, next to the push-to-talk button to
manage the display lightning, sound and profiles
This invention leads to following benefits:
* less teaching courses,
* fast access in cases of emergency and
* handling without previous knowledge.
In our previous blog posts were were describing our overall concept by introducing AVALOG. This week we were further finalizing our idea and developed a first prototype. We’ve started with a HTML mockup and improved it in multiple iterations. Finishing by the end of this week we produced a video-prototype which represents AVALOG.
Why is there a need for AVALOG?
There are many observers in the field who support the Bavarian Avalanche Centre with important facts about the avalanche situation of a certain area. Though, this data is not exchanged digitally between both parties. Still, the centre is calling every single observer and asks for the information. The gathered data is then being integrated into the
avalanche report, so that late phone calls lead to stressful situations, as the report has to be published within fixed time frames.
What is AVALOG?
We replace the phone call by providing AVALOG – an application which enables the observer to push the gathered data directly to the Bavarian Avalanche Centre. There’s no need for time consuming phone calls anymore – with AVALOG the observer doesn’t need to wait for the call and the other party in return doesn’t need to phone every single observer. As a result the avalanche report can be published much faster.
How does it work?
From the observer’s perspective:
Once all related data (e.g. snow depth, snow surface, temperature, etc.) are gathered, Karl just fires up AVALOG and enters the necessary information.
From the Bavarian Avalanche Centre’s perspective:
Worker Peter first logs into AVALOG and sees directly that Karl has sent its report.
However AVALOG reminds Peter, that there are still some reports missing. In that case Peter would call candidates, who haven’t sent their reports yet.
What are the benefits?
AVALOG provides the following benefits for the Bavarian Avalanche Centre: