PROJECTS💡

Take a peek at our latest projects. 
 

If you're interested in any of the projects or have any questions feel free to send them to projects@mymi.org.au. 

Project TARA

Project TARA aims to create an all-in-one rehabilitation management mobile app. Initially targeted to improve compliance to medication and exercise regimens for lung transplant patients, TARA aims to simplify the oftentimes overwhelming rehabilitation process across multiple allied health departments.

 

The TARA app will feature medication reminders, trackers, exercise reminders, appointment reminders and a modular design to which more features can be added as needed.

Project Lead - Emma Scully

Project QWERTY

Project QWERTY is the creation of the web application “Typing Therapy”. Typing Therapy is designed for people with aphasia (PWA). Aphasia is a disorder that impacts communication but not intelligence as a result of brain injury.

 

PWA need access to consistent and high-quality therapy improves their outcomes. Project QWERTY works with speech pathologists to create Typing Therapy aim is create an inclusive and comprehensive rehabilitation experience for PWA, beginning with practicing typing. Project QWERTY is hoping to release a beta version of Typing Therapy in the coming months.

Project Lead - Eliza Cripps

Project Swallow

1 in 20 will develop swallowing problems in their lifetime, even more so between the elderly or people with neurological conditions. Swallowing problems lead to choking, pneumonia or in worst cases, death.

 

Project swallow aims to create a portable and smart screening tool to speed up assessment and ensure that patients with swallowing problems get the treatment that they require as soon as possible.

Project Lead - Quentin Ngai

Project Teddy Bear

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects not only individuals but their families. For children of parents with MS, the diagnosis, symptoms and sometimes regression of their parent can be a frightening and frustrating experience.

 

Similarly, explaining symptoms to their children can be both time consuming and emotionally taxing for the parent. 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 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.

Project Lead - Rachael Lambden

Project Lexicon

Clinicians must often make complex clinical decisions in a matter of minutes. With changing guidelines/protocols from hospital-to-hospital and the explosion of new clinical trials, clinicians face the challenge of having to read and memorise an immense amount of information.

 

Our project is an all-in-one web-application that acts as a clinical decision support system (CDSS) which helps health professionals on the front-line access up-to-date interactive and static standard hospital guidelines/protocols, and clinical decision calculators.

 

Our ethos is focused on making this information transparent and accessible for clinicians regardless of their home institution. With the evolution of guidelines and protocols into the digital space, there exists the ability to offer high-quality support for Australian clinicians on the ground.

Project Lead - Julie Dao

Project Trek

There is a high demand of prosthetic limbs worldwide, however, these tend to be inaccessible due to their high cost, especially in developing countries.

 

Prosthetics made in developing countries sometimes don't meet international standards, which means they are not structurally sound to be used by people.

 

With this in mind, Project Trek aims to support a DIY lower limb prosthetic for developing countries by conducting structural testing to satisfy ISO standards, so that it can be distributed in these countries for the benefit of users.

Project Lead - Santiago Beltran Diaz

Project Mosquito

Peripheral Intravenous Cannulas (PIVC) are a plastic tube that goes into the vein and is used by healthcare workers to deliver fluids to the patient, they are frequently used in hospital settings with over 30 million used yearly in Australia, and up to 70% of hospitalised patients requiring one.

 

PIVC insertion requires up to 15 steps as the healthcare worker must establish a sterile field and assemble different components together, if this sterile field is broken at any stage there is an increase in the risk of infection, a big issue for hospitals.

 

Project Mosquito is developing a PIVC that reduces the reliance on a sterile field, reducing the steps in cannulation and thus decreasing the risk of infection, making the procedure safer and more effective.

Project Lead - Maryam Soomro

Project Robin

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.

Project Lead - Darren Rajit

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