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SOVA / Medical communication device

SOVA
SOVA

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2021

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2021

Many patients suffer from severe mental health problems during or after their stay in the ICU. This slows down the recovery process and has long-term effects on the patient’s quality of life. Despite its importance, mental health is not addressed sufficiently in the ICU. To tackle this problem nurses need to be empowered to precisely assess the patient’s mental condition while helping both the patient and the nurse to communicate seamlessly despite the patient’s physical restrictions. Sova allows nurses to get a better understanding of the patient’s pain, activity, sleep, and emotion, and allows the patient to communicate their needs with their eyes.

A well chosen target-problem. Nice presentation. Clean & good design.
Jury-Statement
We are very honored to receive the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD for our project. In today's efficiency-driven healthcare systems the mental health of patients often does not receive the attention it deserves. Receiving an iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD encourages us to continue pushing the boundaries of the new normal that will define tomorrow's society.
Winner Statement
University

Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Mehmet Mehmetalioglu,
Umeå Institute of Design

Fabian Böttcher,
Umeå Institute of Design

Mihkel Güsson,
Umeå Institute of Design

Alexander Fries,
Umeå Institute of Design