Labour Progression Tool : moving a step ahead towards saving lives

There is nothing better if a tool can help in saving lives, Labour Progression Tool or Partograph is referred to record data for managing labour thereby saving lives. Existing tool is paper based requires to be modified or redesign to increase its usability and lower down the mortality and morbidity rate.  Taking this project forward, we had brainstorming sessions conversing on problems with the existing tool, medium of tool,  scenario/ environment, sustainability of the tool, user’s persona, tool and user’s engagement.

Labour management aspects

Labour management aspects

Relationship between Existing Partograph and User

Relationship between Existing Partograph and User

Focus while re-designing the tool:

Engagement of user(s) and tool in an interactive form.

Efficiency and encouragement to perform a task.

Reducing paper work and better data accessibility.

Quick decision-making by helping in interpreting the data.

Storyboard for the interface (initial phase)

Storyboard for the interface (initial phase)

Considering every key point, the medium of tool was taken as digital medium, for which a sample storyboard was created to understand the different states of the interface and walkthrough’s. Every feature of the  interface was discussed in detail,  from purpose to  response time require by the user.

The tool is not just to analyze the complications but revolves around formulating things easier for the ANM  by reducing their work, time and energy to a great extent with the increasing interaction with the tool. Observing their reluctance towards the tool, the aim is to encourage and interest them to use the tool by adding interactive elements to it, such as display for analysis, audio for input and output, sensors to measure etc.,

The tool will manage the function of the ANM with check-up reminders, database sharing and broadcasting of the information for every patient to ensure, on time assistance.

Keeping in mind these constraints and also the ability of the user, the sustainable system will be designed with best user experience that involves minimal interaction and maximal functionality.


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