By: Eli Freund, Editorial Communications Manager, UConn School of Engineering
Hospitals are one of the busiest places that an individual can be in. Doctors and nurses are running around, often supervising many patients, and during hectic times caregivers are confronted with the task of prioritizing patient’s needs, which is a very complex process. But two former UConn Engineering students are looking to streamline patient-caregiver interactions through a device called YouCOMM.
The device, which is being developed by two recent engineering alumni, Tom Cotton (B.S. BME ’17, M.S. BME ’18) and Daniel Yasoshima (B.S. BME ’17, M.S. BME ’18), is a tablet-based platform with an interface allowing the patient to choose their problem or need from a list, or write a custom message to the caregiver. Once completed, that message is sent as a text message directly to the caregiver assigned to that patient.
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