Innovative Toys Used to Explain Medical Procedures to Kids

Posted on: June 21st, 2013 by Maggie No Comments

Hikaru Imamura, a recent Eindhoven grad, developed toys to inform kids of what to expect during their hospital visit. His toys represent four common pieces of medical equipment--CT scanner, X-ray machine, echocardiograph, and electrocardiograph--in simple, wooden forms, and each one has a light or sound, so children can imagine how these strange machines work. (The patient is depicted as part of a family of bears.) What a great idea to attract children’s interest with toys that they can play with and ease fears of scary procedures at the same time!

via FastCoDesign

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