“For adolescents who have presented at a hospital during a time of crisis, and then need to return for follow-up appointments, it can be daunting. By using this virtual technology, they will familiarise themselves with routes around the hospital which should help significantly lower anxiety levels. If they are feeling overwhelmed and need to take time out, they will also be guided to a breakout area. It is great to be part of such a ground breaking project which will help young people during a difficult time in their life. It is also giving me tangible work experience in a healthcare setting, which helps with my career progression.”
“The Digital Futures programme involves digital technology innovation, developed in conjunction with staff and to benefit and improve patient care in both Torbay Hospital and our community settings. Kyra and Summer’s projects are a continuation of our journey to use digital innovation to bring about tangible improvements for our patients and staff. They have achieved a lot already and I am excited to see the outcomes of their hard work.”
Screenshots taken from the app developed by MRes Digital Art and Technology student Kyra Boyle
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