Navigation Links
Introducing Screenplay: An interactive children's waiting room experience
Date:5/17/2012

Elaine Biddiss, Professor at the University of Toronto's Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) and Scientist at the Holland Bloorview Research Institute, has developed a cutting edge medical-setting waiting room for children. This interactive display is being launched in the 2nd floor waiting room at the Holland Bloorview Children's Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto on the morning of Friday, May 18th.

Waiting in a doctor's office or hospital can be a very stressful and fearful experience for children and their families. Some pediatric waiting rooms provide toys to distract children and relieve anxiety and boredom. Traditional toys, however, can spread infections when handled and are often not accessible to children with disabilities.

Introducing Screenplay

Screenplay is an interactive and inclusive system for Holland Bloorview's clinic waiting area that will feature a large-scale projection wall that children and adults of all abilities can interact with. The installation boasts a pressure-sensitive floor comprised of 100 tiles which allows children, standing or sitting, to create large projections on a wall-sized glass screen. Projection film is then applied to the glass wall from a ceiling-mounted projector. Calibrated from their movements, projection film is then applied to the glass wall from a ceiling-mounted projector.

For Biddiss, the installation originates from the "inverted" logic that helps serve the children it was designed to engage the mostchildren with severe disabilities and mobility issues--even as it keeps active, able-bodied children calm, stationary, and engaged. "The longer you stay in one spot, the bigger the projection," Biddiss explains, allowing those with the least amount of mobility to create the largest images. The floor also promotes collaborative learning: multiple children can play together on the floor to create wall-sized forests, for instance.

Biddiss notes that Screenplay was a "very collaborative effort," between engineers, the Holland Bloorview Children's Rehabilitation Foundation, as well as students from the Ontario College of Art and Design, who designed the projector images. The initial idea for the project was inspired by the memory of the late Dr. Tammy Kagan-Kusher.

The project, which will be launched with demonstrations by some of the children who were involved in the projects' testing, was awarded a CHIR grant.


'/>"/>

Contact: Erin Vollick
comm.ibbme@utoronto.ca
416-946-8019
University of Toronto
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Journal supplement presents strategies for introducing health care delivery innovation
2. Introducing CerAxon Oral Solution
3. Summit Credit Union Delivers Random Acts of Kindness; Introducing the DoMore Team
4. Share Your Walls, Not the Noise. Introducing dB-Bloc for Common Wall Sound Bleed
5. Introducing DirectorsofPharmacy.com
6. Introducing a New Generation of Reading and Computer Glasses
7. Village at Proprietors Green Opens on South Shore, Introducing Innovative Senior Living to Boston Area
8. Introducing KePRO(TM) Engage Health - A Revolutionary Wellness & Lifestyle Management Company
9. AdMeTech Praises Rep. Cummings for Introducing $650 Million Prostate Research Bill
10. Introducing Next Generation Web Design Tool – easysitebuilderonline.com
11. Introducing RoSS, a flight simulator for robotic surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... For breast cancer clinicians and researchers who were ... desire a more intimate review and analysis of its highlights, a novel half-day, complimentary ... offered by Imedex on February 4, 2017 in Chicago. Chaired by Kathy S. Albain, ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... ... at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) winter trade show, Booth #2876, ... , Etymotic’s ER•4® has long been the gold standard for high-definition, in-ear earphones. ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Peoples ... the Peoples Health network on Dec. 1, 2016. Peoples Health, a Metairie-based Medicare ... Center is an exciting addition to our provider network, and the addition will ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Wettstein Agencies, a ... and business professionals throughout central Colorado, is joining local nonprofit Aurora Warms The ... Warms The Night organization is committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Sharie Withers Agency, a full-service insurance ... beneficiary of their thriving community involvement program. The current campaign fundraises to support ... of terminally ill patients. Donations to this worthy cause may now be made ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/17/2017)...  Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ) today ... a Phase 3 clinical trial comparing the efficacy and ... the prevention of hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) in adult ... who are at high risk or at very high ... be conducted across approximately 100 medical centers in ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... 17, 2017  Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: ... structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, plans to ... 31, 2016 after the market closes on Wednesday, February ... 5:00 p.m. ET that day to discuss those results. ... (877) 407-8037 or (201) 689-8037.  For 72 hours following ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... company that brought a full line of equine first aid kits ... of companion animal pet first aid kits.  EquiMedic USA ... developed two sizes of small pet first aid kits under the ... a small and a large companion pet first aid kit, this ... newcomer to working with small animals either. Corporate owners, mother and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: