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SAP InnoJam Amsterdam 2013 Documentation
Team #2, CloudSitter

Our Challenge:

         "Quantify Your Life Style – Healing Scenario"


8 New health-tracking sensors        => Martijn        
10 Sensor Innovations Driving the Digital Health Revolution   => Adrian
Making Sense of Sensors: How New Technologies Can Change  Patient Care    => Tommy
Innovations that will change our lives in the next five years   => Tommy
Quantified Self: Tracking Tools   => Christian   -> abstract
Daniel Rinehart on Tracking for Preventive Care   => Christian -> abstract
Scientific In-Memory Data Management  => Andreas -> abstract
Analyze Genomes   => Andreas -> abstract



Step 1: Team Building

(1.1) What is your team name?


In the team building phase we started by telling each-other something about ourself, including our background experiences and what we hoped to gain from the SAP InnoJam 2013. We have seen that our goals for the InnoJam were quite in line our main goals were having fun and gaining knowledge.

(1.2) Please collect the name and the email address (the one associated with the SCN account) of your team members:   

Twan (DesignThinkingCoach, Techie/Geek)   -> @tbroek 
Uwe  (University, project management, BI, hates coding)    ->
Tommy  (no programming)  ->
Martijn  (visulation,computergraphis) 
Niels (visualization,computergraphics)  ->
Paddy (student, some java programming) 
Matt (functional consultant)
Adrian (financial consultant, developer)
Christian (basis, technology, troubleshooting)  -> @CBasis  ->
Andreas (Architect, ABAP programmer)   -> @profitlich  ->



Step 2: Understanding

In this phase your team conducted the "Fast Forward" and re-framed their design challenge 


(2.1) What was your re-framed design challenge?

» N/A



Step 3: Observing

(3.1) What were the most important questions you asked your interviewees? Please list at least 5 questions:

Interview with

  • Theo (HealthCare consultant)    (interviewed by Matt / Paddy)
  • Matthieu (interviewed by Uwe / Niels)
  • Tommy (called a family member that is living with diabetes for an interview)
  • Matt/Paddy ( ? ) interviewed Abdul   (Diabetes)


(3.2) Which insights were most surprisingly and/or interesting

Critical point taken from the interview were:

How we are suppose to finance the entire project, to which the answer was pitch the ideal to Health insurance company. The reason they will sponsor our idea is that on the long run our product will save them money.

The motivation for the use of our application and the fact that patient like to be smart themselves nowadays. In addition to this we found out that the application we are making should not consume a lot of time, since this will drag the usage down.

Feedback from Tommys family phone-interview & the interview with Abdul gave us a real good & deeper understanding of what a person with an health issue likes to have.


Step 4: Synthesizing


(4.1) Please name every cluster your team came up with as well as the top 5 insights per cluster:  


We came up with the following clusters in the Synthesizing Step:


  • Data

  • End goals

  • Devices

  • Costs

  • Motivation

(4.2) Please describe your Persona(s):  

Her name is Julia Robberts, she is 31 years old and is married to Richard Robberts. Together they have 2 children, there first born is named Olivia and she is 5 years old. The second child is Jimmy, who is only 1 month old and was born premature. This causes Julia to worry about little Jimmy and gives her sleeping problems during the night. 

(4.3) Please state your Point of View(s):  

Julia needs to be helped by silently monitoring Jimmy during the first 4 months of his life because she is concerned about Jimmy his wellbeing.


Upload pictures:

(4.4) Please collect the Persona(s) and Point of View(s) and upload them to this wiki page


Step 5: Brainstorming

In this phase your team phrased the "How might we" questions, generated ideas, and clustered and voted for the ideas


(5.1) Please list your "How might we" question(s): 

  • How might we help Julia sleep well during the night as she knows Jimmy is fine.
  • How might we help Julia to do silent - non intrusive - monitoring.


(5.2)  Please name every cluster your team came up with as well as the top 5 ideas per cluster 

  • Reporting
  • User Experience
  • Devices
  • Interpretation data
  • Application

(5.3)  What were the top ideas the team voted for?

  • The intelligent blanket
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Cute
  • Smart bed
  • Info on request, Alerted when needed
  • Mobile Application Julia always knows
  • How was the Baby doing last night?


Step 6: Prototyping

In this phase your team substantiated and prototyped the top ideas


(6.1) Please describe the idea your team came up with. Use the Idea Napkin(s) as a basis:

»  Our prototype is an application which monitors the vital signs of the baby (temperature, heartrate, respiration) and then repeatedly sends either an ok or false signal. This can result in for instance an alarm when the babies' heartrate falls below a certain threshold, so that the parents get informed and possibly have to take action. The opposite is also true, when there is nothing wrong there are two signals (connectivity and safe & Sound) that will show a green light, reassuring the parents that there is no need to check on the baby.




Upload pictures:

(6.2) Please collect the Idea Napkin(s) and/or prototypes and upload them to this wiki page


Step 7: Validating

In this phase your team gathered feedback regarding their prototype(s) using the feedback grid


(7.1)  What was good about your prototype(s)?

» Our prototype takes away the interference in the everyday life, that the parents would normally suffer from. Our prototype was easily very simple and easy to use, seeing as it might be used by pannicking parents, there is an issue of simplicity.


(7.2) What does require improvement(s)?

» There was a lack of functionality for SAP Hana, we needed to think of a possible application or use where SAP Hana would be a requirement.


(7.3)  What idea(s) did your team or the interviewees came up with in order to improve the prototype(s)?

» We thought of a backlog or a recording of all the data gathered, which can be utilised by researchers and academics to be able to perform predictive analyses. 


(7.4)  Which (unexpected) question(s) were asked after/during the validation?

» Should there be 1 or 2 buttons regarding "connection and safe & sound"?

Should we add the name of the child?
How would the sensor be applied to the infant without inerfering with its sleep?




Step 8: Iterating

In this phase your team incorporated the feedback and improved their prototype(s)


(8.1)  Which changes were made to the prototype(s) in order to improve it?

The change made to the prototype is more precisely interact with the doctors/academics by supplying them with information about the SIDS so they might find some causes of SIDS and will be able to fight it. The individual connection and safety issues per sensor are now in a backscreen instead of the front screen. Connection and Safe & Sound now are each a button but they bring you to the same page with information on which sensor is connected and which is having values below the required thresholds. 


Step 9: Developing

In this phase your team developed an application based on their prototype(s)

(9.1) Which technologies did your team used to realize the application?

» Heartbeat Band (Sensor) (BlueHR / wahoo) Bluetooth 4.0

» SAP HANA   (XSJS)    Getting push-data from the sensor.

» SAP HANA   (Persistence)

»  HTML5 web application

» Blackberry webcontainer 


(9.2) Please describe the final solution in a few sentences:

» In the case of our persona Julia, her son Jimmy was born 1 month prematurely, due to this Jimmy has a high chance of arising complications, one of which is SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Our solution is the following : During sleep time Jimmy will be wearing sensors which will be monitoring temperature, heart rate, respiration and sleeping position. We have created an application that transfers this data to the SAP HANA cloud, which consequently compares the measurements against predefined thresholds (these thresholds are based on healthy infants) and then sends the result of this comparison to a mobile device where the parents can receive the information. If the measurements are within safe parameters AND everything is connected, there will be 2 green lights, reassuring Julia that Jimmy is doing fine and there is no need for her to check up on him. However in the case where the measurements exceed the parameters, an alarm will ring, followed by a message asking the parents whether they want to call an emergency number. Jimmy is only one data set in a large group of infants and this is where the technical aspect of SAP HANA comes in. By having a large data sample from infants that are part of the risk group for SIDS, SAP HANA will be able to compare, analyse and perform predictive analyses based on the measurements gathered. Because of the connection between the human aspect and the technical aspect it is both a human solution (taking away the worry from parents) as well as a financial solution (parents will be less inclined to take their baby to the doctor when it is not necessary and it is also the case that possible patterns can be detected for preventing future cases of SIDS from occurring.