UC student helps Children's Hospital doctors with new invention
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A local student comes up with an invention to help make doctors’ visits a little more fun.
Andrew Jajack is a medical student at the University of Cincinnati.
He invented what he is calling the "1-2-3" device.
It's meant to help kid patients reduce their risks of getting an infection.
Jajack came up with the idea after talking to nurses and doctors at Children's Hospital.
They keep track of showers, fitness and oral care on a sticker chart.
He made it high tech.
"What about that sticker chart system? What if we use? We had some crazy ideas at first. We were gonna use the little i-buttons, and now we came up that RFID was the idea, being completely wireless the patients wouldn't have to touch anything and we kind of just iterated on that until we got something like this,” said Jajack.
The device uses a point system so that the patients feel like they are playing a fun game when they use it.