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PATIENT COMPANION

A conceptual design for a new platform for patient engagement at the bedside.

OVERVIEW

As a collective group, patients represent a very unique and diverse user typology with a wide range of variables that must be accounted for in any design response.  The Patient Companion (PCU) has the ability to positively impact this large, diverse user group because it creates a new platform for engagement.  The design combines two ubiquitous elements, an overbed table and a touchscreen tablet, to form a single piece of mobile furniture that could be utilized in a wide range of healthcare settings.   The crux of the design is a hybrid tabletop surface that provides traditional dining functionality on one side, and is rotated to reveal an integrated tablet on the other.  The touchscreen surface empowers patients by providing a platform for access to educational content, connections to the community through social networking and environmental control of systems, such as temperature, audio and lighting.

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SPONSORS

Bendheim

DuPont

Duracell Powermat

Evans & Paul

Hafele

Savant Systems

Tekserve 

DESIGN TEAM

Gianluca Camarda
Industrial Designer, Fellow

David Ruthven
Creative Director

Chris Whitelaw
Fabrication Lead

Justin Titocci
Fabrication Manager

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