Design and development of an intelligent nursing bed: A pilot project of 'joint assignment'

Jiehui Jiang, Tingwei Liu, Yuting Zhang, Yu Song, Mi Zhou, Xiaosong Zheng, Zhuangzhi Yan

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Abstract

The 'joint assignment' is a creative bachelor education project for Biomedical Engineering (BME) in Shanghai University (SHU), China. The objective of this project is to improve students' capabilities in design thinking and teamwork through practices in the process of the design and development of complex medical product. As the first step, a pilot project 'design and development of intelligent nursing bed' was set up in May 2015. This paper describes details of how project organization and management, various teaching methods and scientific evaluation approaches were achieved in this pilot project. For example, a method containing one main line and four branches is taken to manage the project and 'prototyping model' was used as the main research approach. As a result a multi-win situation was achieved. The results showed, firstly, 62 bachelor students including 16 BME students were well trained. They improved themselves in use of practical tools, communication skills and scientific writing; Secondly, commercial companies received a nice product design on intelligent nursing bed, and have been working on industrializing it; Thirdly, the university and associated schools obtained an excellent practical education experience to supplement traditional class education; Fourthly and most importantly, requirements from end-users will be met. The results also showed that the 'joint assignment' task could become a significant component in BME bachelor education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society ( EMBC)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages38-41
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2809-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-2810-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 11 Jul 201715 Jul 2017
Conference number: 39
https://embc.embs.org/2017/

Conference

Conference39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period11/07/1715/07/17
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Keywords

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Education
  • Intelligent nursing bed
  • Joint assignment
  • Pilot project

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    Jiang, J., Liu, T., Zhang, Y., Song, Y., Zhou, M., Zheng, X., & Yan, Z. (2017). Design and development of an intelligent nursing bed: A pilot project of 'joint assignment'. In 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society ( EMBC): Proceedings (pp. 38-41). [8036757] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8036757