Make the life of nurses easier in the operating room
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Gauss Surgical has developed a tablet based product that is used in the operating room to measure blood loss. After taking a picture (using an iPad) of surgical sponges used during an operation, the app computes the amount of blood loss in real-time. The primary beneficiaries of the device are the surgeon and anesthesiologist.

The circulating nurse is the person who has to do the extra work or recording blood loss information from the app, yet they are not provided any direct benefit. The process is quick, but nurses frequently feel that they are heaped with more and more tasks and find less time to focus on patient care. We are looking for ways to provide some value add to the nurse so they are motivated to use the device.


Propose solutions or additions to the app that would encourage use by nurses.

Keep in mind that the system is working in an operating room where:

· Loud distractions such as music are often prohibited

· Patient privacy is highly protected

· Nurses have many tasks and this is just one of them

· Nurses are not allowed to be paid money or inducements for using the device

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