I admire the Forest Friends project because it allows children to have some happy moments during otherwise harrowing times. The children get to pick their own special animal companion which will appear with the scan of their hospital bracelets. The animals interact with the children and distract them from their illnesses. Potion Design collaborated with Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. The project took 2 years to create. To the best of my knowledge, the software could be custom because Potion Design is an innovative company. The project could have been inspired by the joyful way that kids react to phone/video games. This project points to an increase in methods of making patients comfortable and new ways that technology can better the hospital experience for the patients, nurses, and doctors. When the kids are less stressed, it makes it easier to administer their treatments. Link

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