PhichiDoc is a documentation tool for physiotherapists based on the International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI). This classification is used to categorise the intervention physiotherapists carry out in treatments. It was created in a cooperation with the movement laboratory at ZHAW.
CollaborationCorvin Springer, Tim Fuchs
The ICHI classification is used to categorise and track the intervention physiotherapists carry out during treatments. Till today, researchers do not really know which interventions are performed in therapies. The collected data can then be used by researchers to search for correlations between treatments and outcome.
After user interviews with several physiotherapists, the outcome was that treatment time is precious and everybody handels documentation different. Therefore we set the focus to maximum flexibility, fast documentation and easy classification.
To document information PhichiDoc uses a user friendly and efficient block system. Each block is linked to at least one ICHI-code. A block can consist of different elements like text, images or drawings.
To support the physiotherapists advanced block structures can be saved as templates. In the future those templates could be collaborated on and shared with other therapists.
The created prototype was tested multiple times with physiotherapists and improved upon using their feedback.