Live Better
 
 

Bright Hearts

Design and medicine combine to help sick kids.

The BrightHearts project is a research collaboration between interaction-designer Dr George Khut and Dr Angie Morrow from Westmead Hospital in NSW. The aim of BrightHearts is to design and evaluate the effect of heart-rate controlled interactive artwork to assist in the management and reduction of stress and anxiety in children undergoing painful clinical procedures. The target population for the study is children aged between seven and eighteen who undergo recurrent procedures including burn dressing, veinipuncture and deep tissue injections. The study examines how measuring small changes in a person’s body and displaying these changes back to them via interactive artwork can help them learn to influence the behavior being measured.

For more information visit the Bright Hearts Blog

Recommended Reading

Suffering from a sore back?

Tips for preventing and managing back pain

Read more

The science of the relaxation response

A look at the research behind the stress-busting technique.

Read more

Can probiotics help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Get to know the workings of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Read more

How to make a scarecrow

This scarecrow will keep watch over your precious garden.

Read more

7 signs it’s time to see the dentist

Nobody wants to go. But there are good reasons to – promise.

Read more

Winter in the garden

What's happening in the garden this winter.

Read more

Constructing a chook tractor

A nifty enclosure for your feathered friends.

Read more

How to make tin can lanterns

These recycled lanterns will bring a twinkle to your garden.

Read more