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16 Kid's Hospital Innovations

From Make-Believe Medical Gowns to Hospital Jungle Gyms

— June 10, 2015 — Life-Stages
Since hospitalized children are often deprived of play for long periods of time, students, healthcare professionals, parents and brands are stepping up to make positive changes to kid's hospitals.

Large-scale examples of this include the Royal London Hospital Morag Myerscough room, which is designed to make kids feel as though they have been shrunked down in size, as well as the Ambulance Playground installed at the Beit Cure hospital in Malawi. Since cost often prohibits the creation of these elaborate environments, other worthy examples take the form of kid-friendly CT scanners, medical gowns and IV bags.

As far as technology is involved, some of the neatest creations are the Huggable therapy robot teddy bear and Samsung's eMotion project, which uses virtual reality to transport sick kids to an amusement park temporarily.
Medical Passport Programs
Medical Passport Programs
The Hospital Passport Helps Kids Get Through Treatments
Superhero Window Washers
Superhero Window Washers
Patients at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Received Surprise Visitors
Playful Clinical Apparatuses
Playful Clinical Apparatuses
The Halo Duck IV Bag Brings a Soft Quality to an Uncomfortable Device
Anxiety-Alleviating Robots
Anxiety-Alleviating Robots
'Huggable' is a Robot Teddy That Helps Comfort Hospitalized Children
Smartphone-Connected Teddy Bears
Smartphone-Connected Teddy Bears
ELO Teddy Uses What’s App to Link Sick Kids with Their Families
Collaborative Hospital Patient Games
Collaborative Hospital Patient Games
The Konnekt Toys Encourage Kids in Isolation to Be Social
Crime-Fighting Chemo Treatments
Crime-Fighting Chemo Treatments
The A.C.Camargo Cancer Center Gives Children a 'Superformula'
Balding Cartoon Campaigns
Balding Cartoon Campaigns
GRAACC's Bald Cartoons Support Children with Cancer
Cheerful Medicine Adornments
Cheerful Medicine Adornments
IV Decals by Little Love Medical Help Brighten Up Treatment Rooms
Interactive Hospital Walls
Interactive Hospital Walls
These Waiting Room Walls Now Entertain Hospitalized Children in the UK
Toy CT Scanners
Toy CT Scanners
Creative Arts Designs Playful Machines for Hospital Waiting Rooms
Make-Believe Medical Gowns
Make-Believe Medical Gowns
This Costumey Pediatric Hospital Gown Line Gives Sick Kids Courage
Uplifting Children's Health Centres
Uplifting Children's Health Centres
The Royal London Hospital Morag Myerscough Room is Playful
Theme Park Simulators
Theme Park Simulators
Samsung's eMotion Project Prescribes Virtual Reality as Medical Treatment
Hospital Jungle Gyms
Hospital Jungle Gyms
The Ambulance Playground is Made with Disabled Children in Mind
Storytelling Graphic Wallpaper
Storytelling Graphic Wallpaper
Interactive Children's Art at Ormond Street Children's Hospital