Within MYMI we have various project teams made of up brilliant students who are trying to help create new and different solutions to some of the healthcares industries biggest problems.
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.
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.
Project Cocoon is a project team in the Monash Young MedTech Innovators that is currently creating a sleeping device that seeks to reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI), in temporary, cramped or emergency situations
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
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 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.
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.