Student team: Ashleen Nee (Service Designer), Linda Klotzbach (Service Designer), YuYu Sun (Interaction Designer)
University: National College of Art and Design
Major trauma, which can result in prolonged disability or death, presents a complex challenge. Although most acute hospitals in Ireland accept trauma cases, regardless of their expertise, patients often require transfer to another hospital for definitive care.
Unfortunately, this process can lead to delays in decision-making and treatment, resulting in poorer outcomes and avoidable disability or death.
To address these issues, our interdisciplinary design team collaborated with a prominent Irish hospital to enhance Major Trauma Care nationwide. Our design concept centres around supporting Trauma Bays, dedicated spaces for live-saving care. By alleviating stress and pressure, our design allows pre-hospital and hospital trauma staff to focus on the major trauma at hand. We aimed to challenge existing technology, optimise physical space, and leverage staff expertise.