We work with patient partners and with organizations to apply Maker solutions to healthcare. Our projects revolve around improving the patient experience through human-centered design.
We are excited to announce the Lenovo HealthDesignBy.Us Co+Lab! The Co-Lab's mission is to support the design and development of patient-centered technology-based health innovations!
Check out some of our mobile technology innovations developed by our patient partners and collaborators in the School of Art & design and the School of Information!
This idea came from patient partners with Type 1 Diabetes who shared that: "It’s annoying to get lots of text messages from your mom about diabetes stuff when you are a teenager with type 1 diabetes.”
Diabetemoji makes communication between parent and child easierthrough the use of diabetes emoji sticker shorthand.
In collaboration with the School of Art & design and local Ann Arbor company GameStart, we have developed several games focused on teaching healthy habits and attitudes to children with Type 1 Diabetes.
We believe it is important to share patient stories to bring about awareness and positive outlooks on chronic diseases such as Type 1 Diabetes. Health Comics By Us was an effort between Jacob Dwyer and Trevor Torres to write a diabetes superhero comic book and a template for others to share their stories.
We are creating a series of tools/prototypes that can be used by healthcare providers, educators, and patients/caregivers. Here are a few interventions we have worked on for use in clinics and elsewhere in the hospital system.