Nikita Chandekar-Touch Free Life Care Patient Monitoring System
At Design Interviews
Interview with nikita chandekar : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. nikita chandekar : Nurses have to routinely check temperatures , BP and patient health 4 times a day. Patients are sometimes disturbed if asleep for these routine checkups. They maintain all the records on paper and files which are tedious to maintain and access. The doctor has to go through different patient files to see and if necessary make changes in drugs and fluids dosages.The present system includes a lot of paperwork . A system was needed to monitor patients and maintain records. A lot of staff hours can thus be saved using TLC.This was my inspiration behind TLC. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. nikita chandekar : A clean and intuitive interface was necessary keeping in mind the users that come from all socio economic classes. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. nikita chandekar : I am looking for working more on this project. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. nikita chandekar : This project was finished in 4 weeks. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. nikita chandekar : It was an inspiration. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. nikita chandekar : Yes i am interested in buyers as this design will help benifit both the stakeholders that is the hospital and patients. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. nikita chandekar : I am an electronics engineer and a Product Designer. This design is a combination of both my educational skills. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. nikita chandekar : No .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. nikita chandekar : The hospitals can use this design and save a lot of staff hours required to monitor patients. Also for patients with contagious diseases who require isolation, TLC is helpful. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. nikita chandekar : The whole concept is new. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. nikita chandekar : sometimes patients with contagious diseases need isolation. This is how i named this project touch- free lifecare, as it helps monitor patients under any circumstances. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. nikita chandekar : pencil, markers, solidworks and key shot. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. nikita chandekar : Its simple graphic- user interface. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. nikita chandekar : This was a project done at my institute. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. nikita chandekar : Its very important. It uses smart fabric technology. .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. nikita chandekar : It has an extensive research from hospitals to bio-medical engineers. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. nikita chandekar : The technology was a challenging part. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. nikita chandekar : I am looking for international firms that work on similar projects. .Frank Scott: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?. nikita chandekar : I researched a lot about medical equipments . .Frank Scott: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?. nikita chandekar : Thank you. That would be all. .
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