Patient Play

Hospitals adopt games and activities to create better experiences for kids

Implications - Helping to make medical experiences more bearable, particularly for children, hospitals are incorporating games and playful aesthetics as a source of distraction. Providing playgrounds and interactive programs, these hospital features help patients focus on more uplifting activities, providing a more enjoyable healthcare experience.
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Kid-Friendly Cartoon Scanners - This Pirate CT Scanner Makes Sick Children More Comfortable
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Average 2,495 Clicks Pub: Sep 3, 13
Kid-Friendly Cartoon Scanners
This Pirate CT Scanner Makes Sick Children More Comfortable
The New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital has created an interesting way of helping kids through tough time, a pirate CT scanner. Being ill is hard enough on its own, never... [More]
Smartphone-Connected Teddy Bears - ELO Teddy Uses What’s App to Link Sick Kids with Their Families
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Mild 696 Clicks Pub: May 13, 14
Smartphone-Connected Teddy Bears
ELO Teddy Uses What’s App to Link Sick Kids with Their Families
Brazil-based advertising agency DM9Rio and Amaral Carvalho Hospital have joined forces to change the lives of hospital-ridden children with an ELO teddy bear. ‘ELO’ is a talking teddy bear, but... [More]
Hospital Jungle Gyms - The Ambulance Playground is Made with Disabled Children in Mind
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Untested 6,203 Clicks Pub: Feb 20, 13
Hospital Jungle Gyms
The Ambulance Playground is Made with Disabled Children in Mind
The Ambulance Playground is not a place that tests the boundaries of children’s safety when it comes to outdoor recreational activities. Instead, it was named after the use of an old ambulance... [More]
Make-Believe Medical Gowns - This Costumey Pediatric Hospital Gown Line Gives Sick Kids Courage
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Untested 2,006 Clicks Pub: Aug 7, 14
Make-Believe Medical Gowns
This Costumey Pediatric Hospital Gown Line Gives Sick Kids Courage
In an attempt to make a visit to the doctor a less scary situation for sick children, MRI Ingenuity designed a persona-providing prediatric hospital gown line. Currently seeking finances through... [More]
Medical Passport Programs - The Hospital Passport Helps Kids Get Through Treatments
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Untested 212 Clicks Pub: Jun 13, 13
Medical Passport Programs
The Hospital Passport Helps Kids Get Through Treatments
In order to help children get through their medical treatments, the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Scotland developed the Hospital Passport. Using the passport, kids can turn getting treatment... [More]
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