Project Profile

FamLink

The FamLink system was created by a group of students focused on improving patient and family centered care in the Emergency Department. FamLink was developed for a multidisciplinary special topics course at Georgia Tech to design the Emergency Department of the Future. We saw a great need to connect patients with their family members to help make a very stressful time for them just a little bit better. Our mission is to connect patients in the Emergency Department with their loved ones. We set out to establish a connection that would engage as many of the patient's senses as possible. Our solution allows patients to engage their senses of sight, sound and touch. (We decided it was probably better if we left taste and smell alone since this is an ED.)