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PROJECTS

MYMI offers the opportunity to work in diverse teams on one of our many projects. You'll be able to apply the skills and knowledge you've gained from university to solve real problems brought in by clinicians. ​

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

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Project Beta

Project Beta is an app designed to increase the efficiency of consults between patients and healthcare professionals, thereby facilitating self-management of diabetes. It aims to be a central location where patients can coordinate and keep track of their allied health appointments, relevant biomarkers, questions to ask their clinician and key information from their consultations. This allows doctor-patient consultations to become more efficient and care to become more effective. 

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Project Breathe

Project Breathe is developing an online “Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Care Hub” that houses interactive educational resources for transition education and CF support features including consultation support and biomarker tracking. Providing a platform for tools that support adolescents with CF to manage and understand their illness can improve the stability of their health, allowing less time spent in hospital and more time living a fulfilling life.

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Project Cocoon

Project Cocoon is developing a sleeping device that will alleviate the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI), currently the leading cause of infant deaths in Australia. SUDI disproportionately affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse infants, and also lower socioeconomic status infants. By collaborating with key stakeholders, health professionals and undergoing rigorous research, Project Cocoon aims to mitigate the situational inequality that many infants face. Our roadmap includes identifying risks that relate to current SUDI, which infants are affected by these risks, and how to reduce them. We intend to use this research to inform our design of an effective hardware solution that is both user friendly and culturally appropriate.

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Project Dojo

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

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

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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.

Project Lexicon 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 Meta

Project Meta aims to develop a cloud-based database & interface to track Quality Improvement projects across Monash Partners to improve communication and promote collaboration between healthcare staff, and to act as a quality-of-life improvement tool for reporting for hospital administration. We aim to develop a system-based solution that is accessible, intuitive, and specifically tailored to the needs of our end-users; we also aim to work closely with key stakeholders to create a robust implementation plan to ensure that our solution is sustainable in the long-run.

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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 Stationery

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.

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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.