Project PSSS

A sleeping device that will alleviate the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).

Team members:

  • Chavelle Liu, Bachelor of Biomedicine and Bachelor of Commerce

  • Geordie McCelland, Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts

  • James Thompson, Bachelor of Biomedicine

  • Sanchyan Bhowmik, Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Biomedicine

Clinicians:

  • Dr Suzanne Willey (Master of Advanced Nursing/Master of Advanced Clinical Nursing)

  • Anne Tremayne (Bachelor of Nursing & Bachelor of Midwifery)

  • Brayden Smith (Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health and Parenting Unit)

Funding received: 

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

Hardware Prototype and Focus group Funding - Monash Department of Nursing and Midwifery

Project History

The Project was brought to life through MYMI’s Healthcare Innovation Summer Scholarship 2020/21.

 

Progress:

  • Literature review, and collection of key data relevant to the project design – November 2020 - ongoing

  • Iteration and exploration of 50+ different solutions – January - February 2021

  • CAD Renders of initial prototype – February 2021

  • First printed scale model of prototype – February 2021

  • Initial Prototype planning – March - May 2021

  • Onboarding of new members – April 2021

  • Lifesize prototype completed – June 2021

 

Achievements:

  • Lifesize prototype completed – June 2021

  • Ethics application approved  - March 2022

 

Current stage of the project:

  • Creation of education package

  • Collaboration with Indigenous artist for hardware design 

  • Preparation for  philanthropic funding pitches

Goals

  • Collaboration with Indigenous artist for hardware design 

  • Creation of education package to accompany initial rollout

  • Securing philanthropic funding for initial rollout

  • Handover to production company 

  • Initial rollout of device

Plans 

  • Regular meetings for accountability and continued progression

  • Seeking guidance from clinicians and external stakeholders