Day 1 for Collaboratus 1
Collaboratus 1 is happy to share a really eventful day of introductions, information, and ideas! Our legion is made up of members Zach Nolter, Sally Dankner, Rachel Meier, Kaitlyn Powell, Ruben Lisboa, Leah Volker, and Erin Davidson! We span many majors, professions, and hometowns but were more than willing to start collaborating using all of our strengths and knowledge when the day started. Each member of our group explored different workshops to gather insight on current problems and inspiration for possible solutions! We discussed concepts of smart homes, climate change and health, customized healthcare, the effects of one’s environment, the unique biomes of every individual, virtual reality in medicine… And that only begins to scratch the surface! As time went on, ideas and opportunities continued to present themselves through how well our members listened to each other’s ideas and built off of them. We found inspiration in many of the workshops we listened to, but also in our own personal experiences with modern health care facilities. One of the biggest concerns we found is hospitality and fluency in hospital or office settings for short-term patients. . Comfort and effective communication are a huge part of long-term care, but they are occasionally overlooked when addressing routine check-ups or emergency room visits. Using the expertise of our group members in addition to our new knowledge, we began crafting the concept for a device that will highlight technology and empowerment through data collection and a “patient-controlled” environment. We understand the needs of different demographics and patients through our workplaces and past hospital run-ins, and creating an environment that improves the stay of the patient while also streamlining the patient-care process for nurses and doctors is a vital step in the right direction. We are excited to continue researching and honing in our ideas tomorrow through more workshops and collaboration!