Communication and networking among humanitarian aid workers and across different departments is an essential element of successful missions. However, it is usually the small details such as documentation that cause problems. Patients are often unable to identify themselves, existing data is recorded manually and then digitized at great expense, and units in the field are only rudimentarily connected with each other.
The goal of graphite is to address exactly these points. We want to connect the emergency units with each other and optimize the communication among each other as well as across departments.
We conducted interviews with various humanitarian aid stakeholders and used our findings to design a product ecosystem. Graphite should be able to function as independently as possible from local infrastructure and support aid workers in the field as well as in everyday hospital life.
The registration and recognition of patients and people in need of assistance is an important part of this task. Through automatic documentation in a digital database, all important data will be recorded and will serve as a source of information for medical personnel during the course of treatment in order to create an optimal treatment environment.