For my Human Computer Interaction class, we were tasked with creating a solution pertaining to connected mobility. My group of 3, over the 5 weeks we had, tackled issues regarding children's experience inside ambulances and hospitals.
Being transported to hospitals in an ambulance can be an extremely stressful and uncomfortable experience for children. The paramedic’s primary function as a healthcare provider is compromised when valuable time is spent offering reassurance and emotional support to a child. Teddy combines the powerful technological capabilities of mixed reality and artificial intelligence.
Teddy creates an environment that is interactive, social, and adapts to the patients and their specific injury. A child’s health and well-being are dependent on more than just their medical treatment. Through positive and affirming interactions, Teddy alleviates fear and helps to reduce the impacts of emotional trauma.
By offering paramedics flexibility and agility through technology, we strive to maximize the positive impact healthcare providers can have on the lives of the children that require their services.