Bogdan, Samo and Tilen
A new app showcased at the EU hackaton event "EUvs.Virus" could help doctors and nurses estimate their level of fatigue
Location: Slovenia, Ljubljana
“Medical staff never admit it when they are exhausted”
We’ve all come to know medical staff as part of the long list of heroes during the pandemic. But they’re still humans who get tired like the rest of us, albeit with potentially more drastic consequences. “Emergency medical staff have to help, that’s in their nature. They don’t always know when to or have the option to stop, and they can underestimate their level of fatigue. That’s when mistakes can happen,” says Dr Bogdan Florea. To solve this problem, Dr Florea and his team tapped into the Internet of Things. Together they created a technology called BRNoutID: a smartphone app “reads” the user’s eyes and matches results with brain activity data. At the end of the process, the user gets accurate, real-time burnout results. The solution was developed and presented at the first online Pan-European Hackathon event EUvs.Virus, organised by the European Commission. The event aimed to identify solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic.