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2018-2019 SIEMENS ITT
2017-2018 SIEMENS ITT
Design For Medicine
Design For Medicine 2
Biz Acil Geldik
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January 19, 2021
The first ever Innovation and Design for Medical Technologies (IDMedTech) Program was organized as a collaboration between Siemens Healthineers Innovation Think Tank and Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University. The program was organized with goals to create a collaboration basis among biomedical engineering departments with direct influence from the healthcare innovation industry. This year’s program was held between Istanbul’s top biomedical engineering departments’bachelor’s and master’s students from Acıbadem University, Bahçeşehir University, Medipol University and Yeditepe University Using Siemens Innovation Think Tank’s unique method towards healthcare innovation, the participants were asked to analyze a disease of their choice and prepare a project accordingly in a span of 5 months. The finale of the event was held between 7 finalists projects and was organized by Acıbadem University Engineering Department Dean Prof. Dr. Ata Akın and Siemens Healthineers Innovation Think Tank Founder and Global Head Prof. Sultan Haider. The winners of the program were announced as: *1st place: Bahçeşehir University Group 3 “Autism Spectrum Wearable System” *2nd place: Medipol University Group 5 “ADHD Diagnosis and Management System” *3rd place: Bahçeşehir University Group 4 “Smart Spine Assistance” All of the projects were praised by the jury members consisting of esteemed university academia and Siemens Healthineers representatives. The project team that came 1st place was awarded a visit to Siemens Healthineers Innovation Think Tank Headquarters in Erlangen/ Germany, where they will get to personally meet the ITT HQ team and discuss their projects. The program is planned to be continued with its second phase during the fall academic calender of 2020-2021. ...
FIRST ‘ROBOTEL’ WAS DELIVERED
September 11, 2019
‘Robotel’ Project from Acıbadem University Biodesign Center In our Biodesign Center, we design robotic hands (robotel) with our group of teachers and students. How We Support As a result of our cooperation with the Robot Hand Association, we formed a team of volunteer students for each case. These team-specific teams follow the entire process closely until the physical development process of the individual is completed. Since this process takes an average of 15 years, our students transfer their duties in the team to new students and ensure sustainability. Tool documentation & measurement, design, printing & assembly steps follow the process. In these steps, the experience of Medical Engineering and Orthotics Prosthesis Department can be combined and collaborated. Afterwards, compliance with Robotel’s delivery and operation is checked and if a change or improvement is required, the process goes back to the design process and repeated. Our robotel prosthesis was delivered in August 2019 Aims We aim to provide the most effective benefit to the current needs of the society in which we live together with our knowledge, experience and technology. While sharing the values we can produce; to support our social needs in the field of health with innovative solutions and to develop the future generations with applications more competently. We also aim to create more efficient, useful models on designs as well as creating accessible, practical electronic / robotic Robotel designs. Developing apparatus / models are suitable for additional functions such as cycling, using computers and mobile devices, playing group games are among our common goals in this area....
ACIBADEM ITT IN ERLANGEN JULY,2019
September 5, 2019
eITT 2019 Acibadem ITT was represented in this year External Innovation Think Tank Event (eITT) by 2 Teams that had competed within the group and gotten the opportunity to take part in the event, as well as another team member who had gotten the first prize along with her team in IMLEAP 2019. All projects were successfully presented to the jury member and the students got the opportunity to examine the other projects and get inspiration for their further work. After receiving feedback and impression speeches from a inspiring group of speakers which included Prof. Ata Akın, project ColoCare from Acibadem ITT members Barış Esin, Berkay Akarsu, Balca Taşçıkar, Duygu Dörtyön and Mert Bircan received 5th prize award. Acibadem University also received a Special Support Award from Innovation Think Tank which was presented to Prof. Ata Akın....
SIEMENS ITT 2018-19
September 5, 2019
eITT 2019 Participation A call for participation was sent from Innovation Think Tank Headquarters to the Acıbadem ITT team on April 2019. Teams were given a chance to create project proposals to be developed for this year’s external Innovation Think Tank (eITT) event. eITT is an annual exhibition organized by Innovation Think Tank which is a part of the Chief Technology Office of Siemens Healthineers. The event focuses on open innovation and co-creation in the area of healthcare. Best practices at our various ITT locations and collaborations along with applicants from other institutions, startups and industries will be presented on July 11th 2019 in Erlangen, Germany. Five different teams worked on different chronic illnesses, looked for pain points and areas that solutions could be developed. These solution ideas were then placed on a patient’s lifespan, projecting which areas of life these solutions would impact, creating a bigger picture for the illness as a whole. The illnesses that were focused on are: • Diabetes • Chronic Kidney Disease • Migraines • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) • Colorectal Cancer These five teams showed great effort in preparing their solution ideas and presented them successfully to the jury. After the first round of presentations, two teams were selected for further evaluation. These teams that focused on COPD and Colorectal Cancer, were asked to prepare posters and present in the second round of jury evaluations. It was decided that team number 3 and 1 with their projects; ‘COPD management’ and ‘Colocare: Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Management System’ would get to participate in eITT this July in Erlangen with the support from Siemens Healthineers. Team 3 • Aleyna Berber • Ceyhun Özyazıcı • Eda Yeşilyurt • İpek Bıçkıcı • İrem Eren • Kaan Günal • Yağmur Efe Team 1 • Barış Esin • Balca Taşçıkar • Duygu Dörtyön • İsmail Berkay Akarsu • Mert Bircan The teams were congratulated by the jury and given further feedback on how their projects could be developed in the next few weeks. Team 3 (COPD Management) • Aleyna Berber • Ceyhun Özyazıcı • Eda Yeşilyurt • İpek Bıçkıcı • İrem Eren • Kaan Günal • Yağmur Efe Team 1 (ColoCare: Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Management System) • Barış Esin • Balca Taşçıkar • Duygu Dörtyön • İsmail Berkay Akarsu • Mert Bircan The teams were congratulated by the jury and given further feedback on how their projects could be developed in the next few weeks....
September 5, 2019
IMLEAP 2018-19 With the aim of improving innovative thinking skills and gaining a familiarity with how Innovation Think Tank works, Acibadem medical engineering students applied to take part in IMLEAP which took place between March 11-15 2019 in Boğaziçi University. The event was organized by both Siemens Heatlhineers and Boğaziçi University and included an Acibadem University student Yağmur Efe as a part of the organizational staff.15 of the applied students were accepted to participate and become members within interdisciplinary teams to create projects according to the theme that was given by Prof. Sultan Haider. The given theme guided the students to take a broader look at common chronic diseases, inspect these diseases on a human life cycle and create projects that will impact in several of it’s stages. A member of the ACU ITT team, Buse Ercik and her team came first place, the winning team, which focused on breast cancer treatment management and prevention, received the opportunity to take part in this year External Innovation Think Tank (eITT) in Erlangen Germany. Also, a member of the ACU ITT team, Duygu Dörtyön, Barış Esin, Kutay Kılıç came third place with their project which based on radiology department. NAME – SURNAME INSTITUTION Aleyna Berber Acıbadem M.A.A. University Ani Kuyumcu Acıbadem M.A.A. University Barış Esin Acıbadem M.A.A. University Berna Ateş Acıbadem M.A.A. University Buse Ercik Acıbadem M.A.A. University Ceyhun Özyazıcı Acıbadem M.A.A. University Duygu Dörtyön Acıbadem M.A.A. University Eda Yeşilyurt Acıbadem M.A.A. University Eslem Özkul Acıbadem M.A.A. University İpek Korkmaz Acıbadem M.A.A. University Kutay Kılıç Acıbadem M.A.A. University Sariye Bercis İlik Acıbadem M.A.A. University Semanur Özdemir Acıbadem M.A.A. University Simge Özkan Acıbadem M.A.A. University Yagmur Efe Acıbadem M.A.A. University Zeynep Naz Ograsan Acıbadem M.A.A. University...
DESIGN FOR MEDICINE 2
September 5, 2019
The second ‘Design for Medicine’ Competition organized in collaboration with Acıbadem University and Autodesk, was held on December 15-16, 2018 with the participation of 60 students from many universities with the support of Acıbadem University Incubation Center and Biodesign Center. Students from Acıbadem, Marmara, İstanbul Technical, Gazi, Karabük, Yeditepe and Middle East Technical Universities in the departments of Medicine, Engineering and Design gathered 10 multidisciplinary teams. The teams produced solutions for health problems and designed 3-D products. The competition started with the transfer of the two main problems in the field of health to the participants. Afterwards, participants who received business model training also gained information about 3D design. The teams prepared a presentation file to solve the problems after two days of work and presented their presentations to the jury. The jury selected the top three teams. Problems: 1) Patients who have problems such as falling out of bed during normal life or treatment can cause serious injuries and unfortunately result in death. How can we solve this problem? In addition, when a person falls out of bed, how can we turn this into an uninjured event? 2) In bedridden patients, joints due to limitation of movement lose their function. This prevents individuals from moving and positioning. What kind of solutions can be provided for this problem? Jury Evaluation Board Members: • Prof. Dr. Ersin Erek – Acıbadem University• Dr. Gaye Esmeray – A-DORA Nursing Home Manager• Öğr. Gör. Dr. Ali İmre Aydeniz – İstanbul Technical University• Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Yiğit Dağhan Gökdel – İstanbul Bilgi University• Gökçe Gün – Yakın Kampüs First Award • Ahmet Güreşçi, Marmara U. Indrustrial Products Design • Ayşe Yaprak, İstanbul Technical U. Indrustrial Products Design • Çağatay Gümüşdağ, Karabük U. Mechanical Eng. • Görkem Yılmaz, Acıbadem U. Medical Eng.• Muhammed Tayfun Taşdemir, Acıbadem U. Medicine• Özgün Öziş, Marmara U. Mechanical Eng. Second Award • Ali Enes Yavaş, Acıbadem U. Medical Eng.• Beste İncekulak, Marmara U. Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation• Cenk Emir Çetiner, Gazi U. Industrial Design Eng. • Mert Efe Ceylan, Gazi U. Industrial Design Eng. • Nazmi İnce, İstanbul Technical U. Mechanical Eng. • Zafer Pulur, Karabük U. Biomedical Eng. Third Award • Cansu Kardaş, Gazi U. Industrial Design Eng.• Furkan Hayri Özkan, METU Mechanical Eng.• İbrahim Göksu, Acıbadem U. Medical Eng.• Merve Dülger, Marmara U. Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation• Selen Önder, Karabük U. Industrial Design Eng.• Tolga Uçar, Marmara U. Mechanical Eng. We congratulate all the teams that make up an interdisciplinary project by participating in the Design for Medicine 2 project competition and we would like to thank all the people and organizations who contributed....
Expanding The Acıbadem ITT Team
September 5, 2019
Expanding the Acibadem ITT Team Having completed the first trial year with various projects and events, it was decided to increase the number of members that were a part of Acibadem ITT. The team -who had previously consisted of 8 members- were all freshman, sophomore and junior students. Additional vacant spots were opened to be filled. With the aim of expanding the team, online applications were opened and the call for submission was sent to the entire engineering faculty. A total of 34 applications were received as a result of this call which was more than anticipated. These 34 applications were then reviewed by both the present team in Acibadem ITT and consulted with Siemens ITT members. As a result 25 new team members were added to Acibadem ITT expanding the team to a total of 32 students....
Acıbadem ITT In Erlangen
September 5, 2019
A Visit by ITT HQ to Acibadem ITT Istanbul-Turkey Acıbadem University and the ITT team welcomed a team from the ITT Headquarters in Erlangen in (April 27, 2018). Some of our team members got the opportunity to meet and share their experiences with members of ITT Erlangen. Acıbadem University’s campus and Labmed were both visited during their brief stay. A Visit by Acibadem ITT Team to ITT HQ, Erlangen-Germany Acıbadem ITT members made a visit to the Erlangen Headquarters between April 26-27th. Since the lab in Erlangen was the starting point of the Hospital of Future Project, it was very inspiring for the team to see how Innovation Think Tank worked and the details that were needed to be payed attention to. The 3D models were comprehensively examined and explained by Mr. Haider to give ideas on how to proceed with Acıbadem ITT’s upcoming ER model. A second progress briefing was given which included the hackathon event and both teams had the opportunity to have conversations and share their experiences. Construction of the Acibadem ITT Emergency Department Model After receiving the feedback and examining the actual models, it was decided that a 3D model should be made for the new ER concept so that it would be more concrete and understandable. Taking the plans from the Sancaktepe State Hospital as a base, a simple model was built to showcase the observed pain points. Index cards that held the problems were placed within the observed areas and some Lego pieces were distributed to enhance the model’s appearance ...
Biz Acil Geldik
September 5, 2019
Biz Acil Geldik Acıbadem – Siemens ITT department has hosted it’s first bio-design event between the dates 14-15 April 2018. The event, which focused on the current problems facing emergency departments within hospitals, lasted for two consecutive days in Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University, Incubation Centre. 7 multidisciplinary teams were created with participants from 13 different universities and 12 different departments. In total, the event hosted 59 university students. The participants were assigned in advance to teams by their major of study. This was done with an aim to ensure having strong and coherent team members working on different allocated problems that required different expertise. Each team was navigated by a mentor who has been working within the Acıbadem – Siemens ITT department and had done extensive research upon the given problems. During the opening ceremony Dr. Selcen Uçar -an assistant chief physician from Sancaktepe State Hospital- gave a 45 minute speech as a guest speaker, giving insight upon the given problems. The schedule allowed the teams to have a structured yet unrestrained time flow with two instructive seminars on Design Thinking and How to Create a Business Model. The two seminars were scheduled to help guide the participants in reaching their end products for their projects. For the final presentation a multidisciplinary group of juries were formed to listen and assess the teams and pick an outstanding project. At the final presentations, the teams were given a 5 minute timeframe to explain their projects to the jury. The jury then had 2 minutes to ask questions to help determine the strength of each project....
HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE PROJECT, SIEMENS ITT 2017-18
September 5, 2019
The concept of Hospital of the Future was suggested by ITT Headquarters and several briefings were given to the team via video calls. The members got a virtual tool of the ITT Headquarters and were inspired on how the researches were conducted and turned into different concepts and projects. The different models located in the headquarters were especially inspiring for the team and after the tour, it was decided to focus on The Hospital of the Future concept and make models of their own. As a starting project it was decided that it would be better to focus on a specific department instead of the hospital as a whole. The members were given the task of visiting 10 different public and private emergency departments, talking with the staff, the patients and if possible, the doctors and nurses. After the initial meeting a deadline was given in order to gather as much information as possible. Emergency Department Visits Each team member got to visit at least 1 emergency department of their choosing. They spent hours in waiting rooms trying to have conversations with the people within that environment. The easiest group to access were the patients waiting in the ED which gave a valuable insight on patient satisfaction and patient-related problems.The next group consisted of the janitorial staff and the receptionists who carried the key roles of hygiene and registration. The information gathered from this group represented the often overseen problems that actually play a big role in inhibiting the overall workflow. The last group consisted of physicians and nurses who gave the team members many problems as well as possible solution ideas for them. As a result, many pain-points were determined and documented (with the hospitals’ permission). These were compiled to be presented to the entire team. After the presentations, the pain-points were categorized according to their impact, urgency and feasibility. A list of the visited hospitals: Fatih Sultan Mehmet HospitalSancaktepe Public HospitalHaydarpaşa Numune Public HospitalKartal Public Training and Research HospitalKartal Avicenna HospitalBaltalimanı Bone and Joint Diseases HospitalMedipol Koşuyolu HospitalAcibadem Maslak HospitalSisli Etfal HospitalAcibadem Altunizade Hospital Meeting with Prof. Sultan Haider Once the hospital visits were over and the observations were coherently merged together by the team, a thorough briefing presentation was given to our project coordinator Mr. Sultan Haider right after the IMLEAP final in Boğaziçi University. After Mr. Haider’s feedback, the future plans for the project and the required paths were discussed in February 16, 2018. Weekly Scheduled Alignment Meetings Through weekly meeting both the team members and mentors were able to come together to share their gathered information and ideas about the Hospital of the Future Project. After the initial task allocation, 10 different hospitals were visited to complete the first observation step. After gathering the necessary information and discussing each team member’s observations, the weekly meeting focused more on how to proceed to the next steps of the project. Each meeting was recorded and recapped as short reports to help stay on track. Towards the end of the semester it was decided to host a Hackaton event in order to add different perspectives to the project. At certain points, some short briefings and video conferences were conducted with Mr. Sultan Haider to get the necessary feedback. Senior ER Physician Visit to the Acibadem ITT team A very experienced ER physician was invited to the Acibadem University to conduct a small workshop. Talking about his experiences, Dr. Murat İçen was able to give an incredible first hand perspective on how the workflow is within the ER. He also mentioned some of the rare cases he has received and how going further away from the routine can cause more problems. The member of Acibadem ITT were also given the chance to interact with the guest and get their questions answered. Additionally the compiled pain points were presented to Dr. Murat İçen , getting his opinion on how the classification was and which topics to choose for the upcoming Acibadem ITT event....
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