We brought a physiotherapist from our rehabilitation department, working with people with spasm problematics, together with two engineers from a startup company in NFC technology. We organized a one day sprint in which we introduced each others areas of expertise and had a brainstorm on how the care for these types of patients could be improved using the technology the startup is developing. The same day we started prototyping a potential solution AND testing it in real life situations.
This alone was a great way to make quick progress, but the best has yet to come: For a great part of the day we had the privilege of having a patient in our midst, who was not only willing to participate in testing, but provided us with insights in what it is to have these problems and how he dealt with it. This helped enormously for all parties: the physiotherapist gained new insights in how he could improve his care for these patients and the engineers learned more about how they could improve their product for use by patients.