Hospital app helps children through learning and play

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Developed with significant input from young patients and in collaboration with experts across sectors including retail and travel, the United Kingdom’s Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust recently introduced its Alder Play app. Designed to help children understand and manage their hospital stay, the app uses augmented reality. Before arriving at the hospital, each patient names a personalized avatar that then follows the child throughout his or her stay. The interface is designed to be as friendly and intuitive as possible, and children can use the app to learn more about their surroundings and their medical procedure. As each patient…

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