WAAA! The conception and rapid development of a wearable for good technology

SWANN, David, MEATON, Julia and BARTYS, Serena (2019). WAAA! The conception and rapid development of a wearable for good technology. Design for Health, 2 (2), 253-265.

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Abstract

Worldwide, 1 million babies die on the day they are born and one-third of all births take place without the assistance of a skilled healthcare worker (UNICEF 2018 We Care Solar 2014. “Annual Report 2014.” Accessed 28 February 2018. https://wecaresolar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2014-annual-report_we-care-solar.pdf [Google Scholar] ). This case study describes the conception and development of a Wearable, Anytime, Anywhere, APGAR (WAAA!) designed to address neonatal mortality. WAAA! was originally conceived as a part of a 6 h academic innovation challenge. The event brought together impromptu teams with the brief to develop an innovation that would address maternal and/or infant wellbeing. The WAAA! team synthesized their disciplinary expertise in design, business, engineering, computer gaming and public health to conceive a soft patch surveillance system that specifically monitored APGAR signs. The WAAA! team became a finalist in UNICEF’s Wearables for Good challenge. A 2-week development and mentoring programme in conjunction with Philips, IDEO, ARM and Apple advanced the raw idea into a comprehensive system, service and product solution consisting of APGAR education materials, a gateway communication unit and two-part wearable.

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Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: pissn 2473-5132; eissn 2473-5140 **History: published 21-01-2019
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/24735132.2018.1541048
SWORD Depositor: Margaret Boot
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 13:42
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 08:15
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23934

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