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Good Interventions Exhibit Showcases Healthcare Innovation by ID Students

July 12, 2023

Woman wearing a medical device and holding up a cell phone
Recognized for Creating At-Home Monitoring to Improve Healthcare in Africa

A team of ID students has been selected for The New School’s 2023 Good Interventions competition and exhibit. Their project, Neomita, aims to improve healthcare in Africa through at-home health monitoring. Neomita is one of fifteen projects chosen for outstanding economic and strategic design.

I believe a successful and innovative product relies on the effective translation of user, technology and business insights into every aspect of a design thinking process.
—Jiwon Shin (MDes 2024)

Through a Product Design Workshop taught by Martin Thaler and sponsored by healthcare startup Neopenda, the team of ID students —Adelyn Soetyono (MDes + MBA 2023), Keval Parekh (MDes 2023), Jiwon Shin (MDes 2024), and Han Wen Chang (MDes + MBA 2024)—sought to improve access and health outcomes in Africa with wearable technology and pharmacy partnerships.

By conducting user-centered research and collaborating with local stakeholders, the team designed Neomita, a four-in-one vital monitoring device, as well as a digital platform, and pharmacy partnership strategies. The approach ensures affordability and access while striving to decrease mortality rates through more accurate patient monitoring.

Use-Case for Neomita

The Good Interventions Exhibition investigates how design can serve as a means of comprehending our world and aims to bring together new and exciting work by designers who approach economies, societies, and politics in new ways.

Neomita was selected from over sixty design entries submitted by over one hundred designers across nine countries as an outstanding application of design, arts, and social sciences that address the pressing issues of our era.

View Neomita and other selected projects on the Good Interventions website.