UROP Project

Emergency Usability Lab

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
970
Category:
UROP International, RWTH UROP
Field:
Mechanical Engineering
Faculty:
4
Organisation unit:
Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics
Language Skills:
German / English

MoveOn

In the healthcare sector the number of patients rises while the staffs cover is decreasing. Due to cost pressure hospital stays are shortened. Thereby more and more clinical activities are migrated into the home environment, es-pecially if these activities have a nursing character. Examples for these activi-ties are infusion therapies or the need of a respiratory device. Due to this trend and the increasing cost pressure in healthcare more and more patients are incorporated as agents in their own care. Thereby more and more clinical products are used by patients and their nursing relatives. This raises the ques-tion whether the used medical devices have a proper usability for the use in home healthcare. For such investigations we introduce the "Emergency Usabil-ity Lab". Focus of this lab is to evaluate and ensure usability of a medical prod-uct for the homecare environment in critical situations and emergencies.

Task

- Identification of most frequent diagnosis of emergency cases in German Hospitals - Identification of related symptoms occuring in these emergencies - Evaluation of suitability of developed simulators for emergency related health symptomes

Requirements

- Interest in the topic