Applications housed on physical servers are prime candidates to be converted to run, and store their data, in the cloud.
Electronic Medical Records
We have a web based, federally certified, electronic medical records (EMR) system that’s easy to use and still powerful and secure. We also have an accompanying iPad app.
The ZipChart EMR is built on web technology. The ability to customize ZipChart at both the practice and individual provider levels, with simple point and click functions, makes ZipChart the intuitive EMR designed for the way physicians practice.
Many, if not most, medical offices are finally automated to a decent extent. The biggest failing of most current electronic medical records systems software is that disruption of the physician’s workflow is built in. Private practices often saddle themselves with software provided by the medical group or hospital they are affiliated with, usually because the subsidized price of those systems.
The problem with accepting the generic design of those systems is that the MOST EXPENSIVE person in the private practice, the physician, is saddled with the bulk of the documentation of any patient encounter. Because most of those systems were designed by software programmers and are produced for large medical businesses, the individual physician is left to work within the structures designed for somebody else.
ZipChart was designed by a practicing orthopedic surgeon with the specific intent of providing a means to document a patient visit without costing the physician any time compared to traditional clipboard and transcription documentation.
We have the unique advantage of having years of first hand experience with accessible designs that are flawless and those that are terrible.
Accessible Driving Controls
Mojo Development is embarking on a long term project to help develop the hardware and software necessary to activate all vehicle primary and secondary controls electronically.
Most adaptive modifications for vehicles are outdated or ridiculously expensive, often both.
For example, one of the most common additions to accessible vehicles is hand controls, used to activate the throttle and the brake using one’s hand instead of their feet. These adaptations cost, at least, several hundred dollars and are truthfully nothing more than glorified broomsticks.
Electronic controls are available for all functions related to driving a vehicle. The issue with some is outmoded equipment and software. The issue common to all is expense, there is no way for an “average” person to afford fitting these controls to their vehicle without the assistance of outside financing.
Having boxes and joysticks and similar type controls wired into a vehicle is no longer state of the art, the interface between driver and electronic control needs to be modernized.
There’s plenty of hope on the near horizon.
The best prototype of what’s possible with current technology in of vehicle controls is likely the “Arrow SAM Project” with a working C4 Corvette prototype controllable by a quadriplegic demonstrated at the 2014 Indy 500.
The problem of expense likely remains, however.
Make It Happen School
The work already done and close to production level, such as the above SAM project and Google’s autonomous car, should be leveraged into real-world controls for current production vehicles as soon as possible. We see some factors to significantly lower the cost to individuals quickly:
- Access to factory electric and electrohydraulic power steering software and, perhaps, hardware to provide easily affordable and reliable effort reduction.
- Use of off-the-shelf cameras and software, specifically PS4 and Kinect, for interfacing with drivers. Reinventing the wheel of motion capture technology adds to the expense of production products exponentially.
- Use of other interface technology for controls. The “Myo Gesture Control Armband” coming to market now is the most promising technology for a universal control. It’s ridiculously inexpensive and has unlimited potential for disabled users.
Mojo Development will be pursuing this project actively. While we have an extensive background in automobile and motorcycle technology, our design capabilities for electronic components are limited.
We are soliciting with likely candidates to assist with software programming and the implementation of mechanical actuation technology. There are only three design parameters for the final components:
- Enough safeguards to ensure the safety of the eventual clients and their passengers.
- Permanently installed components must be relatively unobtrusive.
- Vehicle components: standardization and ease of installation imperative.
- The user interface must have the capability to be easily programmed for the different needs of every client.
- The installed price must not exceed $5,000 for a complete system.