"TECHnically Speaking" is an iPad app for communication and room control for ventilator dependent patients in adult and pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) with limited mobility. The app is going to help patients, nurses, doctors and families of patients in ICU have better communication experience. In addition, let patients have more control of their own.
"TECHnically Speaking" is a project from the course "Design Assistive Technology", and we worked with NYU ICU, building this app for them. We also applied NYU Prototyping Fund 2016, and had the showcase at Dec 6th, 2016 at NYU, Tandon School of Engineering's Maker Space.
My role in the team is User Experience and User Interface Design. The challenges we met during the development were the users of this app are quite different than the users we are usually familiar with. Also, the environment where the users are going to use is really different too(in the ICU room). So, taking those elements into more considerations, meeting and talking to the therapists of ICU, and conducting several user testings with them were important and helpful.
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