Alex MillingtonProduct Design BSc
Aiding Paediatric Lateral Videofluoscopy
Improving the hospital experience for children
Children's healthcare often requires procedures to be completed that are difficult, scary or uncomfortable for patients. These factors can sometimes result in overwhelming stress that can impact a young patient's ability to complete the required treatment. Working with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, the project has looked at how to reduce these factors though product and experience design. By aiding with positioning and focusing of paediatric patients whilst undergoing lateral videofluoroscopic X-rays, patients stabilisation has been improved. The product also provides a friendly distraction from the process, improving both the co-operation in younger patients and the overall patient experience. The solution is tailored to all clinical specialities using paediatric videofluoroscopy, however is suitable for other clinical procedures, and could be expanded outside of healthcare to everyday situations.