Collaboratus 7 Day One Blog

Day one of Nexus Maixmus went surprisingly smoother than we had planned. Upon meeting as a group, we selected some broad ideas to focus on (sustainability and fitness wearables with bluetooth connectivity) and discussed everyone’s availability over the weekend. From there, we set up a schedule to see who would go into which workshop. After getting to know each other on a more personal level over lunch, we set out in different directions to attend the workshop sessions. We took away an abundance of valuable information from many of the workshops that sculpted the new ideas the were forming inside of our team. Once we started brainstorming, a few interesting ideas emerged. One was about the language barrier that first responders might come in contact with on a day to day basis. It may be simple to have some bilingual ems/ police officers, but what if they are dealing with less common languages? One way to make that easier could be a hands free bluetooth translation device. First responders often have troubl getting family members to translate because negative information can be left out to avoid scaring their loved ones. The other major idea was to tackle to depressing setting inside of hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes for long term patients. It seems that there was a fixed setting for all patient rooms. It could improve the moral and health of the patients if they were able to customize the setting of their rooms to more suit their desires. Our group received positive feedback from the critique we attended. After the critique, we discussed that as a group, we should research both ideas further to find out which one has the most potential.Tomorrow morning, we will narrow it down to one idea and continue gathering information about our topic through research and workshops.

Workshop Highlights:

1. TeleTherapy, Biometirc Wearables and Data Collection for Effective Treatment Outcomes

-The growing number and potential in Telehealth.

-The advancements in diabetic reading techniques such a chip implants that read information back to the user and their physician. This was an idea that we were thinking about pursuing.

2.Who does your solution leave out? Considering multi-cultural and cross-cultural dimensions of health

-Some concepts need to fit a wide range of people, even those who do not have extra money or access to advanced technology.

– The importance of realizing their is a huge language barrier in many real world situations.

3.Innovation in the Healthcare Space

-What different people want to see improved in the healthcare system.

-What makes different people feel comfortable when buying products face to face from someone.