28 Nov Parc Taulí and ESDi sign an agreement for the development of innovation projects
The agreement will promote the development of innovative ideas proposed by the hospital and developed by students of ESDi
General director of the Parc Taulí Hospital, Joan Martí, and the general director of the Foundation for ESDi (FUNDIT), Antoni Garrell, signed an institutional cooperation agreement today in order to jointly develop new innovation projects products and services in health, combining scientific knowledge and clinical experience of the Parc Taulí professionals with the creativity and ingenuity of ESDi students.
The signing of this agreement will promote the development of innovative ideas proposed by doctors, nurses and other professionals of the hospital using prototyping activities made by ESDi students, which implies a qualitative boost for the creation of innovative products.
This agreement has its origin in the project PECT “Industrial Vallès. Innovation and design of European industry”, coordinated by the City Council of Sabadell and funded by FEDER, that aims to make the industry from Vallès and Sabadell become more competitive. Parc Taulí and ESDI are two of the institutions that are part of the PECT.
Joan Martí, general director of the Parc Taulí Hospital, said that this agreement is a matter of satisfaction for the institution. “We have the experience of a joint collaboration with ESDi and to establish an agreement to regulate these lines of work is a step forward in the management of innovation,” said Martin.
On the other hand, general director of the Foundation for ESDi (FUNDIT), Antoni Garrell, emphasizedin the “commitment to developing innovative projects in order to convert the scientific and technical progress in social progress“.
The event was attended by the intervention of the teacher and designer of the EAA Visual Communication at ESDi, Carlos Cabezón, who explained some of the collaborative projects ESDi-Taulí.
The first innovative challenges ESDi-Parc Taulí
Students and teachers from ESDi are already working on the first innovative challenges proposed by professionals of the hospital:
– Reduction of plastic cups for the administration of medication: This innovative idea aims to reduce the environmental impact of small plastic cups that are used to administer oral medication of patients. One glass is used for each medication (an average of three cups patient / day approximately). As an example, the Parc Taulí is spending 108,000 plastic cups per month (more than 1,500 glasses a day). From ESDi are working on finding different solutions to reduce the environmental impact of plastic, creating a device that does not leave the room and can be cleaned in situ.
– Reducing bacterial contamination by the use of professional identification card and other devices such as watches or mobile phones: These elements are used by healthcare personnel and they are a vector of intra-hospital infections. The challenge is to design a product that substantially reduces the risk of infection or even create a new product to solve the problem posed.
– Designing an application to improve communication between nurses and lliterers: ESDi students are working on a tool to facilitate all management tasks between these professionals to digitize the process of transporting patients and procure a better organization.
– Design of the pediatric ward in the framework of the project ‘Una Oleada de Pequeñas Sonrisas’: This challenge of humanizing spaces of the Pediatric Hospital will begin to develop in September 2020. It aims to provide more familiar spaces, reduce anxiety and distress of hospitalized children and help their recovery. The renovated spaces will be inspired by the seabed and integrate games and hobbies, creating an immersive experience and encouraging the children leave the room.