At Project Dojo, we are using software and computational modelling to improve extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patient outcomes through high-fidelity clinical simulation training. ECMO is the pinnacle of life support used in the ICU; reserved for the most severe cases of heart and/or lung failure. As a complex and high-risk procedure, more effective ways of training ECMO clinicians are required.
Our solution aims to gamify the learning experience, driven by a validated computational model of ECMO physiology. A prototype implementation currently exists as a MATLAB app integrated with a Simulink model. We aim to progress this into a standalone web-app and implement our new learning features.
Project KetoKids is an all-in-one ketogenic diet tracking app that aims to bridge the communication gap between dieticians and carers for epileptic children, thereby reducing the mental burden of engaging in a ketogenic diet and increasing compliance to the diet.
This project looks to address the following problems:
Carers must spend 100 hours of preparation into learning, organising and planning a paediatric ketogenic diet. This is an unorganised and inefficient system for ketogenic diet monitoring that requires a steep learning curve from carers, thereby reducing compliance.
Carers must report separate pieces of data to a dietitian at every appointment. There are currently 20 spots in each hospital to administer this diet, leading to a year-long waiting list. This culture of excessive appointments that could easily be replaced by online transfer of information
A weight-based electronic paediatric medication dosing guide for emergency departments.
Designed for simplicity, clarity and accessibility, Project Robin takes the guess work cognitive load out of paediatric dosing, so that caregivers and clinicians can focus on patient care.
Skin grafting is a surgical procedure that involves removing skin from one area of the body and transplanting it to a different area of the body. Currently, skin grafts are attached with metal staples and the removal process is often time consuming and traumatic for patients. Project Stationery aims to improve skin graft patient outcomes and operation efficiency through an alternative skin graft attachment method.
Project Teddy Bear
Project Teddy Bear aims to create an interactive, fun and educational iPad game that solves the issue of explaining a complex disease and its inherent challenges to a child.
The app will focus on alleviating the temporal and emotional burden that parents with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) bear when explaining MS symptoms to their children. We also aim to remove the stress and confusion experienced by the child when they do not understand why their parent is experiencing a certain symptom.