Original challenge: How can we ensure that our patients feel safe and prepared before their examination? How might we ensure that our patients feel prepared before their examination? How can we reduce anxiety? How can we make sure patients feel mentally prepared before the examination to create clarity and a feeling of control? How can we improve the patients’ experience before and during an examination at the radiology department?
Challenge from: SÖS Innovation and Radiology Department
Redefined challenge: How might we create a comforting environment which prepares patients for the exam by providing them with information making the experience convenient for both them and the nurses?
Solution: Greenology Care
Concept: Greenology is a combination of the words green + radiology and green + technology, words which reflect our desire to incorporate aspects of nature and technology into the radiology department. With respect to Care, the different needs we identified came down to taking care of the patients’ needs and therefore we wanted a concept name that reflected this. This solution makes use of greenery, breathing exercises and AR interactive artwork.
Clara Doyle, Hjalmar Wallin, Karl-Peder Sundström, Miriam Cheruti Bechelli, Oussayma Al Husri, Victoria Gembe
The following project report outlines the work completed by the OpenLab project group “X-Craze” in their challenge from Södersjukhusets’ radiology department, namely, to develop an approach to bolster patient examination preparedness. Employing the Design Thinking method proposed by Tim Brown (2009), the group moved through the various Design Thinking phases which firstly led them to redefine the challenge to: How might we create a comforting environment which prepares patients for the exam by providing them information making the experience convenient for both them and the nurses? Ultimately through Design Thinking the group landed on one final proposed solution, Greenology Care. Greenology Care is a concept which combines elements from nature and art by using both Augmented Reality (AR) artwork and visual breathing exercises to tackle the aforementioned challenge.
A project by: Clara Doyle, Hjalmar Wallin, Karl-Peder Sundström, Miriam Cheruti Bechelli, Oussayma Al Husri, Victoria Gembe