Read on for some Innovation Pond Stimulus
Designing to enhance the Patient experience.
Well here’s why – In a study carried out in a Department of internal Medicine in the US the measurable impact of using these ‘Stress-reducing IV bags’ significantly reduced:
aversion by 83%, fear by 53%, & anxiety by 73% [in patients]"
They understood that spending time in the hospital is difficult for patients, family and friends. Little Love Medical is there to make the stay as pleasant as possible by adding bursts of colour and design to everyday hospital products. It’s as simple as that and like all good ideas leaves you thinking ‘Why didn’t we think of that before’.
Following the same theme let me introduce you to Dude. http://www.behance.net/gallery/CHRU-Support-for-Hospitalized-Children/6114385
Co designed with children, the medical team and designers, Dude was developed to support hospitalised children suffering from Chronic Renal Disease. They based this off of a few key insights
Hospitals are scary places for people of all ages, especially children. The development of the CHRU DOUD was was intended as a solution to alleviate the anxiety of young patients as they undergo testing and search for distractions and entertainment during long days cooped up in clinical wards. Dude is basically a ‘smart companion’
The DOUD can be connected to medical equipment like hemodialysis machines and can serve as a timer so that its child companion can get an idea about when his treatment will be complete. The illuminating blue belly of the CHRU DOUD is its simple digital display that can flash as an alert for taking drugs. Lastly, but not least significantly, the durable silicone plaything is an anti-stress companion that features in delightfully diverting computer games