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Hospitals are scary places for people of all ages, especially children. The development of the CHRU DOUD was was intended as a solution to alleviating the anxiety of young patients as they undergo testing and search for distractions and entertainment during long days cooped up in clinical wards.
Desginer Hortense Desodt worked as part of a team to create this hi-tech and versatile toy. The DOUD could be connected to medical equipment like hemodialysis machines, serving as a timer so that its kid 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.