Ambient Media and Systems. Third International ICST Conference, AMBI-SYS 2013, Athens, Greece, March 15, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Multimedia Chair Design for Improving the Experience of Hospital Stay for Children with Cancer: The Escape

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-04102-5_8,
        author={Wout Kregting and Wei Chen},
        title={Multimedia Chair Design for Improving the Experience of Hospital Stay for Children with Cancer: The Escape},
        proceedings={Ambient Media and Systems. Third International ICST Conference, AMBI-SYS 2013, Athens, Greece, March 15, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AMBI-SYS},
        year={2014},
        month={6},
        keywords={ambient media entertainment children with cancer multimedia chair ambient intelligence},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-04102-5_8}
    }
    
  • Wout Kregting
    Wei Chen
    Year: 2014
    Multimedia Chair Design for Improving the Experience of Hospital Stay for Children with Cancer: The Escape
    AMBI-SYS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04102-5_8
Wout Kregting1,*, Wei Chen1,*
  • 1: Eindhoven University of Technology
*Contact email: w.j.w.kregting@student.tue.nl, wjwkregting@gmail.com

Abstract

Children with cancer staying in isolation rooms at hospitals often feel lonely and disconnected from their family and friends. In this paper, we present the design and development of the Escape, which is a chair embedded with multimedia networks. The chair is designed and developed to a product ready for hospital use, in collaboration with VanBerlo Design, Catharina Hospital, Webchair, and MaraThOON Foundation of the Netherlands, for improving these children’s experience of their hospital stay and enhancing their bonding with the outside world. The paper describes the user centered design process, multimedia technology integration, implementation and production of the ambient media system.