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Mobile Burnout Estimation Device - An Agile Driven Pathway
The field of health care began to benefit from devices and solutions provided by both small companies and passionate entrepreneurs developing innovative solutions to modern problems. Therefore, we can know witness an increase in the number of engineering solutions that come to the aid of healthcare professional not only with diagnosing but also providing assistance for medical procedures. In this paper, we look at one such solution – specifically, a project consisting of developing a wearable device that helps identify when a person is experiencing burnout symptoms and providing useful feedback. The wearable device offers a new “sense”, but the person must close the loop and take action with the help of the specialist based on knowledge of coping strategies (cognitive and emotional) in a person-centered approach. In this paper, we looked not only at the device, that is subject of a patent , and its capabilities, presented by test results on the developed prototype, but also at its development process in order to help understand what can be improved and how it can become a feasible option for a marketplace, using a model based on a version of the QFD (Quality Function Deployment) method that integrates Agile practices and workflows for monitoring the development process and measuring the outputs.