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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

iMedTracker: Offline Webapp for Tablets

The scheenshot on the right is of a webapp I developed to help track the movement of nurses in a hospital. The webapp is to be used by someone tracking a nurse and is optimized for iPads. The user taps on each event as it happens and the app records the time and duration of all events.

The app uses jquery mobile and localStorage so all the data is stored on the iPad, since there is no wifi on the hospital floor (that we can use). At the end of the day the user can then upload all the data to the server by the click of a button.

We then use this data to feed our 2D Netlogo models, and 3D Unity models, which you can learn more about by reading some of our recent papers.

This work is part of research we are doing with the School of Nursing into building agent-based models of workflows inside a hospital, and how these might be used to help reduce errors, and optimize flow.

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