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- Home Monitoring of the Spinal Cord Injured Patient (Spring 2003) IPRO 330: Home Monitoring of Spinal Cord Injured Patient IPRO330 Spring2003 Final Presentation
- Hira, Jai, Victor, Timothy, Vassilev, Stoyan, Despina, Stasi, File, Angie, Kumar, Rohit, Lobo, Meryl, O'leary, Pat, Obrele, Eric, Patel, Mitul
- 2003, 2003-05
Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at greater risk for medical problems, and an important part of lifelong rehabilitation is the...
Show moreIndividuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at greater risk for medical problems, and an important part of lifelong rehabilitation is the prevention of these complications. Areas of concern include pressure ulcers, lower urinary tract problems, respiratory infections, chronic pain, depression, obesity, leg spasms, bowel impaction, cardiovascular problems, poverty and social isolation. Programs that can prevent or manage these problems from the patients home are at the forefront of medicine today. Web based technology holds great promise in this area because of its interactivity, easy access, availability throughout the day, and low cost. The purpose of this IPRO is to develop a Web site or a model of a site for home-based activities and to have the site evaluated by stakeholders at Hines VA Hospital SCI Service. The seven SCI physicians and two nurse practitioners associated with this Service are very enthusiastic about meeting with students to provide their input related to any Web platforms that may be created. Specific tasks for the project include: (1) Structure of the site to incorporate such elements as: (a) One secure Home Web page with additional secure Web pages for each patient, (b) Web pages for each of a patients problems and programs for management, (c) Access by care givers to the patients Web pages for monitoring, feedback and communication with the patient; (2) A database that includes: (a) Data from structured questionnaires (already developed) related to secondary complications. Patients would be expected to periodically answer the questions associated with their problem areas; (b) Longitudinal summary reports of a patient's responses to easily show condition progress;(3) Two-way communications that includes: comment boxes for staff and patients to communicate or chat in each problem area;(4) Integrates standard home healthcare program components that include: These include stress management, exercise, and medication management. Tracking should include performance and feedback;(5) Solutions for Web access by the patients that offer possibilities: Solutions could including Web TV, a specially designed low-cost computer with Web access, or a PDA; (6) HIPPA and VA patient confidentiality.
Sponsorship: Hines VA Hospital
Project Plan for IPRO 330: Home Monitoring of Spinal Cord Injured Patient for Spring 2003 semester
- Creating an Interdisciplinary Robotics Initiative @ IIT (Spring 2003) IPRO 316: Creating an Interdisciplinary Robotics Initiative @ IIT IPRO316 Spring2003 Final Presentation
- Zenfour, Ali, Harris, Aric, Yohman, Chance, Teng, Chen, Brahmbatt, Mayank, Carter, Michael, Kurra, Rajesh, Patel, Shirali G., Husain, Syed, Washington, Tiana, Zhang, Yu
- 2003, 2003-05
The IPRO team will investigate the general area of self-powered and mobile robots and create an action plan with recommendations for specific...
Show moreThe IPRO team will investigate the general area of self-powered and mobile robots and create an action plan with recommendations for specific robotics-centered IPRO projects and other activities at IIT. It is critical that the team develop a common level of understanding and appreciation for project opportunities in robotics. This can be accomplished in several ways during the semester, through (1) a hands-on project experience, (2) review of the literature, (3) field trips to institutions that play a role in robotics research, design, development and marketing, (4) organization of an IIT special interest group (SIG) focused to topics in robotics, and (5) exploration of the opportunities for IIT to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Professor Lykos will facilitate team discussions with other faculty at IIT who have expertise in various aspects of robotics. The extent to which the above five task opportunities are addressed is a function of the size of the team, level of experience of team members, and specific interests of team members. Students who have a background in robotics or are highly motivated to develop a deeper knowledge about robotics technology are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Lykos to discuss their role on the team and suggest areas of focus for the team's work before enrolling in this IPRO section.
Sponsorship: IIT Collaboratory for Interprofessional Studies
Project Plan for IPRO 316: Creating an Interdisciplinary Robotics Initiative @ IIT for Spring 2003 semester