One of the challenges in implementing this was that some people believed that by making air quality information available to, for example, an asthmatic, this could make them feel very limited. If they had all the information, they might not want to go outside, and they might have concerns about air quality.
However, in a project that was done in a hospital in the US, they discovered that in making air quality information available down to a local level, this actually made people feel more liberated. Those with this knowledge could plan their day much better.
For example, if their child had asthma, they knew which park to take them to, when a better time to go out was and where. Despite the initial implementation challenges, once this was overcome, the usage of the data by users proved to be a success.
Palakh shared her mantra for what’s helped them achieve success, which is I trade - doing something small, I trade and getting better. Whatever they developed was based on clinical science and evidence. They continuously worked towards building evidence, which in turn has helped them build success.
Lastly, Ziv shared his experience from EarlySense. EarlySense is a contactless continuous patient monitoring salutation that helps identify critical and adverse events before they happen. Their biggest challenge was working with clinical teams, the nurses and doctors, and introducing the solution to them and trying to shift the paradigm of treatment to one that is used in EarlySense. They found that care patterns are relatively traditional, and every new change takes time.
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