Project Beta

An app developed for patient living with diabetes to help
better manage their condition.

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Team members:

  • Ayesha Barmare (Medicine)

  • Jossaline Tanasaldy (Bachelor of IT)

  • Josh Lu (Bachelor of Software Engineering/Commerce)

  • Siva Thangavel (Bachelor of Software Engineering)

Clinician:

  • Dr Negar Naderpoor (MCHRI and Monash Health)

  • Susanne Baker (MCHRI)

Funding:

Healthcare Innovation Summer Scholarships (HISS) Phase 2 funding, Monash Institute of Medical Engineering

Project History

Project Beta started off as one of the HISS 2020/2021 projects. So far, we have recruited a technical clinician as well as 2 software developers, we have started a literature review on mobile application use in diabetes care, created a primitive wireframe and developed a question prompt list which is an integral part of our application.  In terms of our achievements, we have received funding in 2021 to create our application in and with that money have started working with Wave, an app development company. Wave will be helping us with building upon our wireframe, branding and business model development. Project Beta as this moment has an initial wireframe that was developed by Wave and we have started developing the backend of our application.

Project Beta ultimately has 3 main objectives:

  1. Increased efficiency and efficacy of consults

  2. Improved patient and clinician satisfaction with regards to consults

  3. Better self-management of patients living with diabetes.

Goals

Project Beta started off as one of the HISS 2020/2021 projects. So far, we have recruited a technical clinician as well as 2 software developers, we have started a literature review on mobile application use in diabetes care, created a primitive wireframe and developed a question prompt list which is an integral part of our application.  In terms of our achievements, we have received funding in 2021 to create our application in and with that money have started working with Wave, an app development company. Wave will be helping us with building upon our wireframe, branding and business model development. Project Beta as this moment has an initial wireframe that was developed by Wave and we have started developing the backend of our application.

Plans 

In order to achieve our goals, we will be submitting an ethics application to Monash Health to start user research/testing during this time. We will then complete some user research at Dandenong hospital in the Young Diabetes Clinic from which we will take feedback and build upon our app. We hope that by midyear this year, we will have completed a basic app. While all of this is happening, we will be applying to as many grant and funding applications as possible.