Working from a design brief of how to use a smart thermostat in a new way, I researched, created and designed a medical thermostat.
Opportunity Area: Hospitals
The method for recording medication temperatures is inefficient. The process is time consuming for the hospital staff, it may also lead to inaccuracy. Additionally, the method used by pharmacists must physically check the medicine prior to restocking is inefficient. While pill dispensing machines are available to monitor administration of medications, there is no system to track the storage of temperature sensitive medications. The opportunity is to create a device that can track and monitor medications that are temperature sensitive to relieve the nurse and pharmacist of time intensive duties.
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