||Concept Development according to Medication Errors in Developing Countries
||Rørvig, Philip Schur (Innovation & Sustainability, Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Olsen, Sebastian Borum (Innovation & Sustainability, Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
||Yoshinaka, Yutaka (Innovation and Sustainability, Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
||Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
||This report describes our bachelor project work on concept development dealing with medication errors in developing countries. The report describes the process we have been through, and the results we have achieved.
The report starts with describing our research and analysis phase. We began the project by researching on the different issues concerning medication in developing countries. We have then mapped the problems in an analysis, trying to navigate the problem fields and the users relation to medication. We also describe, where the problems occur in the medication process discovering that the relation between the health centers and the patients contain a lot of the problems.
The data obtained in the research and analysis is then processed in an idea generation. Here we describe the various methods we have used to open up the solution space and create concept ideas. We also reflect on the benefits of these different methods.
Lastly we describe five concepts that work with different
aspects of the problem field and evaluate these from UNICEF’s, the user’s and our point of view.
In the last phase we detail the final outcome of this project, the DScale. The DScale is a scale for measuring patients’ body weight and converting it into precise doses. We shortly describe our considerations about physical form, technology and materials. We also reflect on where in the relation between the health centers and the patients, the DScale will have its impact.
As a final point we describe the perspectives of the concept on short and long term.
||Project conducted in collaboration with UNICEF and DBL-Centre for Health Research and Development (University of Copenhagen).
||Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
||Medication Dosing; Errors; Helath Centres; Patients; Concept Development; UNICEF
Creation date: 2010-06-24
Update date: 2010-08-24