Problem Statement for Health with Impact



Problem Statement 1



Problem

Assistive tech for bed ridden patients

Improving the quality of life for the patients and giving them the proper care at the right time is the responsibility of the younger generation. Due to lack of awareness, elderly population is seen to be quite ignored. Day by day the menace of weakness, health and chances of skin related problems,bed sores etc.becoming critical in case of bed ridden patients. A smart hospital bed can be considered as a promising solution. Unlike conventional hospital beds , motorised wheels, an intelligent steering system can be integrated into this kind of bed, which not only minimises bed switching but also reduces manual handling tasks and nursing injuries.To address this problem, find a design using a compact and user-friendly system design. A constant and reliable technology is essential while taking care of homebound patients.

Impact

The Problem addresses SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Sub Goal:

Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all




Problem Statement 2



Problem

Automated medicine vending device

Medical technology has improved tremendously in the last few decades. India’s development in the medical field is almost on par with those of developed countries. It is excruciating mentally to know that this medical advancement is available only to metropolitan cities and towns. This vast development did not reach all the tribes and remote villages.The problem arises when there is need of some medicine in urgent and either when drug stores are not open or drug is not available in stock, especially during the night time, also they cannot take first-aid medicine on their own here .Due to insufficient transport facilities in many places people are not easily approachable to the hospitals. Senior citizens and physically challenged person find difficult to travel and also feel exhausted to wait in the queue for a long time to consult a doctor. Home remedies and non prescription drugs are accessible and cheap way to cure multiple problems. Vending Machine is one such approach to help them take their medicines efficiently. Telecommunication technologies are found to be effective tools for connecting remote sites. By opening up new channels for communication, telemedicine connects rural and remote sites with health-care professionals around the world, overcoming geographical barriers. A provision of device which can reliably dispense the medications in correct dosages,which can communicate with a physician via a computer screen,has checklists and alert notifications, easy to use and further necessities should be taken care of.

Impact

The Problem addresses SDG 3: Good Health & well-being

Sub Goal:

Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.




Problem Statement 3



Problem

Inclusive play for physically challenged

Everyone deserves to experience the thrill of meaningful joy of physical play.public playgrounds are not enough to accommodate children with special needs. The facilities of the modern day public parks are not standardized. The current design of playground does not attract the children with disabilities and the concept of modern day public playground does not satisfy their needs. The design of the public playground should not be discriminatory, and the play ground should accommodate the physical needs of disabled children. Inclusive play makes these opportunities available to all children,regardless of their ability and background. Keep in mind the disabled children's needs and develop an inclusive play layout.

Impact

The Problem addresses SDG 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

Sub Goal:

By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities




Problem Statement 4



Problem

Board games for Blind players

Board games are a great activity for friends and families spending time together. Whilst some of these games can be a little more competitive for players , others provide a great time spent playing some fun games with the people close to you.People who are blind or visually impaired will have unique visual needs that need to be communicated .Today there are very few options of tabletop games for blind players. A few traditional games such as Monopoly, Uno, and Scrabble does exist in accessible formats. These usually cost 2 to 3 times normal retail price.All over the world there are 285 million visually impaired people. Visual impairment is described as a decreased ability to see not fixable by glasses, contact lenses, etc. As of 2014 there were 246 million people had moderate or severe visual impairment and 39 million were blind.Approximately 90% of visually impaired people live in developing countries like Indiaand 65% are people of age 50 and over. Nowadays about 20% of the world’s population is in that age category. Any blind players who want to play modern games have to have someone help them transcribe the games themselves.Design/develop a game that would add accessibility to existing board and card games with far less effort. These accessibility games would be add-ons that would allow both blind and sighted players to play together.

Impact

The Problem addresses SDG 10: Reduced Inequality

Sub Goal:

By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status




Problem Statement 5



Problem

Cheaper prosthetics

Prosthetics are expensive and everyone should have an opportunity to obtain them. Access to well-fitting and affordable prosthetics has a lasting impact by facilitating the individual to reintegrate into society and adapt after amputation. It is observed that patients after amputation are 32% more likely to experience depression without prosthetics, that allows them to regain normal function, 31% more likely to experience body image distortion and 13% more likely to commit suicide. Inability to access adequate prosthetics increases the risk of heart disease, obesity, chronic pain and immunological deficiencies the future cost of the patient’s medical bills Identify current technologies that can adapt to affordably build and assemble prosthetics Finding a feasible solution within our problem space has the potential to change so many lives.

Impact

The Problem addresses SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Sub Goal:

Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.

The Problem addresses SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

Sub Goal:

By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status