These Toy-Inspired Medical Instruments Calm Pediatric Patients

By: Ady Floyd - Aug 18, 2015
References: architecture-design.ir & justdesignnews
Israeli designer Ido Abulafia created a line of toy-inspired medical tools that are designed to ease the stress and fear of pediatric patients. These tools are real medical instruments that can be used to conduct various medical tests.

The toy-inspired line of medical tools titled 'Pick' is meant to make check-ups less daunting for children. Children are more likely to be accepting of tools that resemble things they know. Each medical kit is contained in a colorful egg-shaped case that holds "a plastic syringe, a metal spring, a small whistle, and a two-dimensional foldout of a bird."

Each kit is specifically designed to make hospital visits more enjoyable for young patients. The tools are not designed to distract the children but to encourage their sense of curiosity. When kids are curious, they begin to ask questions which can make appointments run smoother and patients less fearful.