Chemotherapy delivery given kid-friendly makeover

Designers look to rubber duckies and superheroes to make experience a little easier

By Healthcare Facilities Today

In an article on the MedCity News website, Deanna Pogorelc explores two examples of innovative design that helps lighten the atmosphere for young patients.

"Lately, I’ve noticed healthcare facilities and innovators seem to be also paying more attention to the little things that might impact a patient’s stay in the hospital. Here are two neat design ideas I recently came across aimed at distracting children from the reason that they’re in the hospital in the first place," Pogorelc wrote.

The first concept, a floating ball with a small rubber ducky inside designed to be put inside of a standard fluid bag. The “Halo Duck” bobs around as the fluid level drops. 

The second transforms transforming chemotherapy into “superformula.” Based on the idea that believing in the cure is the first step in fighting cancer, the “superformula” cases disguise chemotherapy IV bags with superhero logos.

Read the article and watch the videos.


September 23, 2013

Topic Area: Industry News

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