In the theme of design, this week I had to be a companion at the hospital. While I was there, I saw nurses scooting around computers on wheels. The entire setup must cost thousands; big frames, bumpers, wiring, batteries, monitor cradle, etc. The nurse goes from room to room asking patients a series of questions before surgery, and she clicks the appropriate boxes.
Being in the field of IT, this interests me, and now, having been exposed to an iPad, I couldn’t help but thinking, how much easier would it be for this nurse to carry an iPad mini on her pocket. The same software could be setup as an iOS app. A fraction of the cost, and a simpler tool to carry.