HexaXell- Revolutionising Medical Education
See Yung Phang – Medicine, University of Glasgow
Hoong Jhang Chin – Computer Science, University of Glasgow
The application: HexaXell
There are a few problems with the medical educational iOS or Android applications on the market today:
- Too wordy, Technology is suppose to help make life easier! However most of the successful medical applications are made by porting real world books into eBooks. This is counterintuitive to what is capable with the current technology and also makes our learning less efficient.
- Too expensive, There are some good applications out in the iOS market that costs over a £100. We will be pricing HexaXell to cater a global market.
- Too isolated, Networking is not possible between users in these medical applications. However, It is widely known that most medical knowledge that is learnt during the “chat in the corridor”.
We strongly believe that there is a better way of educating students and professionals in the medical field and most importantly patients about medicine and its diseases.
HexaXell has two revolutionary platforms that will make our learning interactive, personalised and mobile:
- LogicFlow, an interactive flow diagram that can be personalized based on the detailed necessity of the user. LogicFlow educates its users through the understanding of disease mechanisms. This logical manner of arranging information enables more efficient learning. “Layers” is a feature built into LogicFlow. It allows for different layers (investigation, treatment, reference, tags) of information to superimpose on LogicFlow to make the learning even more interactive.
- Synapse, a visual tool kit that displays content based on the user’s need. Synapse can automatically expand and collate branches of information, which allows for more efficient use of the limited screen size on a mobile device. Synapse will summarise information from LogicFlow.
We have plans to make HexaXell as cheap as possible to cater a global audience. We as a group feel that knowledge should not be bound by socioeconomic barriers. Currently a larger proportion of smartphone and tablet manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, Sony, Motorola, HTC, Nokia, and LG are concentrating their marketing efforts in pushing smartphones and tablets into the emerging economy, therefore we think the time is right for us to start rolling out HexaXell.
Networking with others is an important part of the learning process. Hence HexaXell will have the ability for users to post answer, discuss and ask questions right from the moment you download it. The ability to share personalised LogicFlow diagrams will be a useful tool in stimulating discussions. We are currently designing a user experience that is truly amazing.
HexaXell’s users are also given the chance to make their own LogicFlow or Synapse diagram and submit it for review and if successful these diagrams would them be published for all users on HexaXell. These review will be done by specialist in that particular field of medicine, for example a Rheumatologist will review on a Logic Flow diagram on Rheumatology.
We feel that we have created something that we as the creator would use and feel that this would be the same for you.
This project is lead by SY Phang and HJ Chin. SY Phang is a medical student that has a deep interest in the application of technology into the healthcare industry. HJ Chin is a computer science master student with two years of working experience in the mobile application field. Both of us are based in Glasgow.
Any questions about our project please e-mail See Yung Phang at email@example.com