Battery recharged – Let’s invent!

The beginning of December has been really intensive for team Rehab. We concentrated our energies to get a deep knowledge on our unmet clinical needs and to recruit four master students, which will help us to provide local improvements for the Highly Specialized Pain Rehab Clinic at Danderyds hospital.

Luckily the holiday season came right in time to help us recharging our battery. Some of us opted for recharging at lower temperatures, like Jenny and Akvile, while Raoul, and me chose warmer charging stations.

The Golden Gate Bridge (Photo credits: Giampaolo)

Frozen lake in Dalarna (Photo credits: Jenny)

Most interestingly, while in San Francisco I got the chance to meet the Director of Global Strategic Marketing and Innovation for Johnson & Johnson. He screened our clinical needs and provided great feedback that will help us to determine which need has the greatest potential to take forward into invention.

Team Rehab is (almost) ready to invent!

 

Keep you posted!

Giampaolo

Students: Do you want to help us innovate healthcare?

Application Deadline Extended to December 15, 2017

Team Rehab, after spending  the last six weeks  observing and interacting with healthcare professionals and patients  in the Highly Specialized Pain Rehab Clinic at Danderyds hospital, is giving students the opportunity to work on high-impact clinical needs which were identified during our clinical immersion.

We are looking for students in mathematics/optimization, graphic design, marketing, communication, and psychology.  

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Why had Romans been stomping around and terrorizing electric fish on the beach?

The personal physician to Roman Emperor Claudius documented something I find weirdly funny: standing on a live electric rays fish at the beach as treatment to alleviate pain. No notable protests and campaigns against stepping over fishes were reported, but evidently, the treatment was effective enough for it to be documented for posterity.

I was waiting for a sunny warm day to hit the beach and go fishing in Sweden to try it. However, considering the time of the year, Lisa, one of the physiotherapist at the Highly Specialized Pain Rehabilitation Clinic, had the great idea to make me test the modern Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS).

Me concentrated on the electrical stimulator.

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Long lasting pain: Challenge accepted!

Once upon a time there were a Lithuanian businesswoman, Akvile, an Italian engineer, Giampaolo, a Canadian/Swedish medical doctor, Jenny, and an industrial designer, Raoul from The Netherlands, who joined their forces few weeks ago and created team Rehab after an intensive boot camp in Lidingö. The week after, the team joined the Highly Specialized Pain Rehabilitation Clinic at Danderyd University Hospital and started the observation phase of the Clinical Innovation Fellowship.

Team Rehab and the Highly Specialized Pain Rehabilitation Clinic are facing one of the greatest challenges: the relief of long lasting pain.

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