Technology Innovation

Exploiting technology for good and adapting for the future

There are so many new technologies available each day that it is difficult to determine the actual value of each and relevancy to our lives.  Oftentimes, the true value of technological innovation can be determined by our conceptualization of the technology, and knowing how to responsibly and appropriately apply the technology to be a benefit.

Technology is right when you do not think about the technology, only the output and outcome. Determine outcomes before deciding on the technology. Anticipate flexibility, agility, and resilience as much as possible. Technology becomes useful at the crossroads of value, usability, and design. Technology can help us assess, plan, and measure progress. Getting technology right is a challenge far more profound than choosing sensors, devices, apps, or securing networks. Technology should be used as a tool to increase the value and usability of the data available to us. New and emerging technologies become impactful when properly employed in a well-crafted system designed to improve performance, health, well-being, or solve complex problems.

At TLI, we perform value analysis, review workflow, and re-engineer processes where necessary to drive streams of high value from technology. We have worked extensively on several projects which either employed new technology, or used available technology in a new way.

Our experience includes:

Technology Enhanced Mobile Platform for Performance Optimization (TEMPPO)

A virtual coaching platform that performs three essential functions through a mobile application.  

  • Deliver personal instructions to the user based on self-reported health data and goals
  • Record and process the self-reported behaviors and offer targeted coaching directed towards achieving goals
  • Provide motivational messaging and intrinsic rewards to engage the user in achieving their goals

prosthetics registry

Developed a conceptual national prosthetics registry in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, AJRR, and AOPA to obtain patient-centered outcomes data in a central registry which may be used to assess the effectiveness of different care approaches to enhance patient-centered clinical decision making and to track the long-term success or failure of limb loss and preservation surgeries. 

patient security through blockchain

Developing a concept of how blockchain can be utilized to address security issues related to storage of patient data and better manage patient transactions and data transmission

simplified trade finance through cryptocurrency

Completed research project to investigate how cryptocurrency can be used to relieve pain points in trade finance currency risk and improve the accessibility of global trade finance for small to medium businesses