Visiting a loved one who’s critically ill: normally that’s possible, but due to the coronavirus, visiting ICUs is no longer permitted. The result is a lonely fight behind closed doors. In an attempt to combat the loneliness, researchers at Delft University of Technology have come up with We\Visit: a tool that facilitates video-calling by appointment. And it was developed at lightning speed after the Reinier de Graaf hospital sounded the alarm.
Why do medical devices sound so terrible? A group of clinicians, psychologists, musicians and designers are developing signals that are less startling and more informative. Listen here.
In March, we exhibited our concepts CareTunes, Doplor and Ultimo once again. This time not at the Dutch Design Week but at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. TU Delft TV came by and created a nice documentary out of it, showing our mission and vision and the design interventions we developed the last year.
In March, we exhibited our concepts CareTunes, Doplor and Ultimo once again. This time not at the Dutch Design Week but at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. The following article explains the concepts in detail and why these concepts are there.
In November 2018, the IDE stories podcast Out of the Blue went to Eindhoven for Dutch Design Week. Ianus Keller spoke with Lab director Elif Özcan about her research into beautiful alarms for hospital ICUs, the lack of campus radio in Delft and skydiving in Virtual Reality.
This year the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering celebrates the 50th birthday. Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad wrote a story about 50 years of Industrial Design Engineering. The story showcases our project CareTunes as well: Koen Bogers tells about music as a nurses' monitoring tool and where the idea for this concept came from.
By being part of the exhibition Embassy of Health: ‘Chronic Health: If not us then who?’, we let people experience the current cacophony of intensive care sounds and how our designs could make a difference. The Embassy of Health exhibition as a whole got a great review from the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant.
Discover Design wrote a nice article about our Lab and the exhibition Embassy of Health during the Dutch Design Week 2018 in Eindhoven. The article gives more information about our concepts CareTunes, Doplor and Ultimo.
Jimena Gauna made beautiful pictures of the Embassy of Health exhibition and our stand at the Dutch Design Week 2018 in Eindhoven.
More information about the exhibition:
"The 21st century is an era in which the technological possibilities are unprecedented, and we are seeking to live healthily and happily longer than ever before. We stretch life at the beginning and at the end. The Embassy of Health at the Dutch Design Week 2018 shows how we can shape healthcare together. We show how healthcare products or services do not stand on their own, but interact within a complex care environment. To design this properly, empathy is needed, and to work together. The exhibition immerses visitors in an interactive environment, allowing them to experience what the role of design for healthcare is and can be: both now and in the near future."
Two Dutch radio channels created an item about our stand at the Dutch Design Week 2018 in Eindhoven.
In July's edition of the magazine Turn the Page, from Study association i.d. (Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering TU Delft), we had the honour to present what we are doing at CAL: reshaping the future of alarms.
Director Elif Özcan-Vieira performed on stage at STIR - Experience Lab, together with artist Yoko Sen and clinician (and pianist) Joe Schlesinger! They shared how listening is loving and helped us think about the soundscape of healing. The video of their performance shows that sound could be a key to transforming the entire experience in healthcare.
STIR, a Collision of Uncommon Concepts and Conversations, was brought to the public by The Experience Lab. A gathering unlike any other, this immersive Experience was designed to STIR hearts and minds and STIR up what’s possible in healthcare. Artists, innovators, change seekers, and health care leaders converged to imagine better, together.