Medical Transportation Management System

Student lead: Sarah Blum

Student major: Computer network and system admin

Smart mobility in the form of an efficient, flexible ease of use management system will not only give elderly in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula a better way to access transportation to UP Health System in Marquette, 100 miles away, but allow the local Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly volunteers to focus time to serve the elderly community.

An improved medical transportation management system contributes to social mobility by allowing the growing population of the community’s economically challenged elderly to retain their independence in their homes while having access to safe door-to-door transportation to medical care, relieving isolation and loneliness. Michigan Technological University students’ MTMS will allow more than 200 (+200%) new clients access to the Little Brothers transportation.

This grant funding will allow support MTMS implementation with additional funding providing for future student teams to update the system.