Laboratory Integration and Testing of the INGENIOUS Triage System (LIT#6 & LIT#15)
LIT#6 Victim triaging took place virtually on September 28, 2020, and was organised by ICCS in the framework of the first round of Laboratory Integration Tests (LITs) of the INGENIOUS project. The LIT#6 was conducted virtually, like all the rest of the same round lab tests, due to travel restrictions were in place during September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the LIT a first prototype version of the triage-device was presented which is based on a low power-consumption microprocessor unit. The microprocessor controls a LED that emits visible light in different frequencies, so in different colours. The different colours represent different triage categories. The colours that the LED emits are red, yellow, green, purple and white. The red, yellow, and green colours represent critical, serious and minor injuries statuses respectively. The white colour represents that the device is on but no triage procedure has been conducted yet. The triage has two main interfaces for the triage system, the triage mobile app and the triage web interface. The triage mobile app will allow the users to connect to the triage devices and add or update information regarding the triage status of the patient, as well as personal and medical information.
The triage system supports patient classification identification and tracking. Also, it allows the storage of information such as standard triage form, additional free text fields and images/video. The aim of the system is to provide an overview of the current status for all the victims of a specific incident. The forms that are to be filled will include mainly drop-down menus and selections, to avoid the hassle of typing and adding free text. The triage web interface will show on a map the location of the devices, will provide menus with all the available information per device as well as diagrams with summarized statistics. The user will be able to navigate between different incidents, seeing each time exclusively the information related to that.
2nd round of LITs
LIT#15 Victim triaging was conducted by ICCS on May 26, 2021, in the framework of the second round of the INGENIOUS LITs. From the end-user, 4 teams attended: ISAR, PSNI, APHP-SAMU and from the rest partners, TEK and TRI joined the event. The LIT#15 took place virtually due to travel restrictions were in place during May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Triage is the process of determining the priority of victims’ treatments based on the severity of their condition. One aspect of this management is the classification of patients into classes that represent their immediacy of the need for a) medical treatment and b) transportation to hospitals. The INGENIOUS Triage system, as outlined above, consists of three main parts: a wearable device that presents in a visual way the emergency status of the victim, a mobile application that controls the wearable device and can collect information about the victim and a platform that can collect the victim’s information and distribute it to other INGENIOUS components.
During the LIT, the triage system was presented and then a live demonstration with an online classification followed to demonstrate the steps and the user interface of the application to the end-users.