Join our network of non-profits, companies and individuals who believe social change can happen through design.

Become A Member
avatar

steven landau

new york, ny, United States

Design instructor

Member since September 08, 2008

  • I agree

    Well-being


    Shintaro, you have hit the nail on the head, I think. The problem with the color coded wrist bands is a psychological one. It does treat the patient like an object. But, the reason why the wrist bands work is that they are so obvious and visible that doctors and nurses cannot fail to see it (whether they know how to interpret its meaning is another question). So, how do we create a balance between communicating this important information without adding to a patient feeling like they are not being treated like a person. Do you have any ideas? I am hoping that, in your product, it will be possible to encode more information than the color-coded bracelet can. In modern medicine, there are many different situations that may need to be communicated about a patient. How can this be done in a way that communicates vital data clearly and rapidly an emergency, and protects the patient's privacy and dignity? This is a challenging problem, and my guess is that you should start speaking to people who deal with this question from a number of perspectives, both medical professionals and patients.
    steven

Leave a Response

Fields marked * are required


No file selected (must be a .jpg, .png or .gif image file)


Once published, you will have 15 minutes to edit this response.

Cancel

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design