The latest application of Blended Spaces has been commissioned by NHS Lothian. A team headed by artist Alex Hamilton alongside Edinburgh Napier University's Dr Oli Mival will develop a sophisticated technology platform which will enable clinical staff and patients to engage with a number of apps through interactive projection.
Multi-sensory Design and Distraction Imagery
Three rehabilitation rooms have been identified at the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department for Clinical Neuroscience that are suitable for immersive interactive technology aimed at enhancing therapeutic benefit. The bid continues Oli's collaboration with Alexander Hamilton and AV guru Derek Kemp who are are developing a sophisticated technology platform which will enable clinical staff and patients to engage with a number of apps through interactive projection. The winning £250,000 tender to design, develop and implement three new therapy spaces will see the installations go live in June 2017.
The team are also developing a projection system for many treatment rooms throughout the hospital which will offer tailored video projections for interest and distraction whilst patients are undergoing a test, examination or procedure.
Building on experience and success with Glasgow Child Protection Unit
Oli felt privileged to work with the team at the Glasgow Child Protection Unit, which was the start of his collaboration with the artist Alexander Hamilton. He said,
"It's been sobering work but a wonderful opportunity to bring interaction design into the world of clinical environments and really make a difference to the patient experience."