Testing Innovations for Lifesaving Technology (TILT)
|Coordinator||ÖSTERGÖTLANDS LÄNS LANDSTING - Katastrofmedicinskt centrum|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||December 2016 - April 2017|
Purpose and goal
Prehospital healthcare and disaster preparedness has a high demand effective management, coordination and action. External innovators can provide potential solutions, but have limited access to the daily operations within the area. The Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology can connect these innovators with healthcare, rescue, police and other organizations. A feasability study for creating a "Reality Lab", called Testing Innovations for Lifesaving Technology (TILT), has been conducted.
Expected results and effects
Collaborations with relevant organizations have been initiated. A joint project has been initiated with the Mayo Clinic Center For Innovation, enabling evaluation of innovations in an international setting. A framework for minimally intrusive methods has been defined. A policy analysis has identified potential problems in the area. A pilot study to evaluate a medical device in the prehospital environment has been conducted, thereby building competence and demonstrating a possible project within TILT.
Planned approach and implementation
In order to properly evaluate innovation, a reality lab in the field of prehospital care and disaster medicine requires both a scientific approach as well as input from active practitioners. Several judicial, policy realted and workplace safety challenges needs to be managed. If sucessful such a reality lab holds promise to greatly benifit the national prehospital and disaster capacity.