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Any Designers/inventors or NHS staff in here?

Shewdz Avatar
6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
Hi All,

Im currently carrying out an engineering degree and 1 of my modules is called "new product proposal". basicly inventing a new product.

the Brief for the module is as simple as "a product to benifit staff or patients of an NHS hospital".

i have very little/ no experience of ever being in a hospital, and im rather short of inspiration.

so has anyone spent much time in a hospital/ work in one and can thing of a product that would help in any way,

many thanks in advance.

Adam
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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#1
did u hav any problems or annoyances while you were there?
#2
Probably a counterfeit money printing machine
#3
Isn't this your course? Surely you should be going out and seeing it for yourself, at the end of the day that's what a degree is about - being self sufficient.

I'm doing a music course but I'm not asking anyone to write me a 19th century opera am I?
#4
There are a huge range of medical engineering issues which are evolving. Hopefully there are web sites with more info.

Most hospitals have a medical physics / engineering dept. You need to do more research down those avenues. One of the the first medical egineering collaborations was in respect of artificial hip and knee joints. John Charnley at Wrightington Hospital was one fo the first who designed the basic prototype of the ball and socket hip joint with an egineer and was used very sucessfully.

Anything to do with orthopaedics involves engieering on some form.
#5
Lost Symphonies
Isn't this your course? Surely you should be going out and seeing it for yourself, at the end of the day that's what a degree is about - being self sufficient.

I'm doing a music course but I'm not asking anyone to write me a 19th century opera am I?


...and neither is he asking anyone to design a product. He is asking if there is something that could help their time in hospital.
#6
Lost Symphonies
Isn't this your course? Surely you should be going out and seeing it for yourself, at the end of the day that's what a degree is about - being self sufficient.I'm doing a music course but I'm not asking anyone to write me a 19th century opera am I?

spot on. ive made several visits to hospitals in my area and come up with as many ideas as i can. but as i havnt been a patient at a hospital i cant really comment on the devices used within wards. thats y im trying to get to a wide range of people on HUKD that may have been in hospitals more then me for there feed back.

i hope that justifies this thread, and shows im simply not trying 2 get one of u to do my work.
#7
something to tackle MRSA or C-Dif.
#8
hygeine is a big area i have tried to focus on, but i cant think of any products that wud improve current cleaning techniques without overcomplicating matters.

currently my top idea is a redesign of the crutch to involve a composite plastic material which will flex to reduce pain in the wrist/elbow/shoulder of the user.

a redesign of the scalple to make it more ergonomic

an IV drip that can be attatched to the body so it doesnt have to be wheeled around to give more freedom and mobility to the patient
banned#9
Dear internet,

Please do my homework for me.

BFN

fp
#10
Well I might as well put my contribution in then.

I was in severe pain in my lower belly on a friday night and got my grandma to take me to A&E, they said it was COLIC.

Saturday morning the pain was unbearable so I went back to hospital (REAL doctor this time) and he correctly diagnosed my with appendicitis. (I had already diagnosed this myself friday night).

Appendix out Saturday night, they said if I waited a couple more hours it would have burst as it was grangrinous.

Anyway what I'm trying to say is make an invention which sacks the A&E doctors who diagnose like idiots.

Edited By: Lost Symphonies on Oct 18, 2010 22:10: .
#11
Lost Symphonies
Well I might as well put my contribution in then.I was in severe pain in my lower belly on a friday night and got my grandma to take me to A&E, they said it was COLIC.Saturday morning the pain was unbearable so I went back to hospital (REAL doctor this time) and he correctly diagnosed my with appendicitis. (I had already diagnosed this myself friday night).Appendix out Saturday night, they said if I waited a couple more hours it would have burst as it was grangrinous.Anyway what I'm trying to say is make an invention which sacks the A&E doctors who diagnose like idiots.

i think that goes in the same category as a cheaper car park meters and no waiting times
#12
Shewdz
Lost Symphonies
Well I might as well put my contribution in then.I was in severe pain in my lower belly on a friday night and got my grandma to take me to A&E, they said it was COLIC.Saturday morning the pain was unbearable so I went back to hospital (REAL doctor this time) and he correctly diagnosed my with appendicitis. (I had already diagnosed this myself friday night).Appendix out Saturday night, they said if I waited a couple more hours it would have burst as it was grangrinous.Anyway what I'm trying to say is make an invention which sacks the A&E doctors who diagnose like idiots.
i think that goes in the same category as a cheaper car park meters and no waiting times


Well then could you invent buzzers which work? I buzzed 3 times and there was no answer until half an hour later when the pills came round.
#13
Lost Symphonies
Isn't this your course? Surely you should be going out and seeing it for yourself, at the end of the day that's what a degree is about - being self sufficient.I'm doing a music course but I'm not asking anyone to write me a 19th century opera am I?

I -willlll - do it for youuuuuuuu.

Edited By: dontasciime on Oct 19, 2010 11:55: a
#14
This is just a silly thing and not adopted by all but something I saw at a hospital I attended.
In most wards when the nurses have to do the patient observations they wheel a blood pressure monitor around with them. The same cuff get used on every patient.
Something I saw recently at one hospital was the use of individual cuffs which they leave at the base of the patients bed. I guess these are cleaned or disposed of as the patients change. The cuff clipped to the blood pressure monitor. The monitor was used on all patients but not the cuff.

I guess that is a small potential hygiene improvement.
Something similar perhaps?
#15
Make an accident and emergency conveyor belt system.

Ooor an arcade style claw grab machine for the pharmacy. This is to ensure that perseverance and determination is rewarded with life. Looking to create a better future generation. It will also boost the NHS funding 20p a time.
#16
freeDUMB
Make an accident and emergency conveyor belt system.Ooor an arcade style claw grab machine for the pharmacy. This is to ensure that perseverance and determination is rewarded with life. Looking to create a better future generation. It will also boost the NHS funding 20p a time.

Thats not as far fetched as it sounds. They already have automated medicine selection processes in place at at least one hospital I attend

And here is another hospital that uses the same system
Pharmacy Robot system

Edited By: WoolyM on Oct 19, 2010 14:25: link added

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