Improving Patient Experience in Treatment Rooms
October 28th presentation: Media:MPowerpresentation.ppt
We are still evaluating our budget costs. We may want to use the touchscreen device created by an earlier class, and borrow a projector.
Grady Memorial Hospital - 10/7/08
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston - 10/16/08
Our Ideas so far:
We observed that while waiting for medical care, test results, and discharge in a treatment room, patients may experience the following:
* Loss of control over body and immediate environment * Disorientation within hospital * Disconnection from outside world * Isolation * Vulnerability * Anxiety * Boredom * Agitation
Hence we are concentrating on improving their sense of control and connectedness with not only the environment in their room but also with the hospital / external world.
We are thinking of a touch-screen based control that achieves the same. This multi-functional control device would allow for some entertainment and distraction by providing objects that would change based on external stimuli and/or music/television. It would also help the patients control the light/sound/temperature of the room and also provide them with information about the medical team that is treating them.
We have a design for the touch-screen device which we would like to get some feedback on. We also talked about what kind of objects (that respond to stimuli) we should have - plants, fish, buddies to name a few.