patient experience

tool for kids


GloBuddys is a patient experience tool for kids between the ages of 4-8, to positively distract and manage stress throughout  different stages of a healthcare visits. It uses storytelling as a fundamental principle to engage kids throughout the visit and enable them to comply with the healthcare process. It offers a unique communication platform between kids, their parents and the healthcare providers to better understand and support children to cope with discomfort and anxiety. GloBuddys prompt children to naturally and intuitively care for the little creatures by direct tactile interactions that trigger both visual and tactile feedback to create a simple dialogue. Inputs from sensors (pressure, flex, and magnetic) are translated to behavioural responses of light and vibration. GloBuddys is in development within the framework of the Light Touch Matter FP7 EU project (design-driven smart materials development for care & well-being).


Type: interaction / experience design + prototyping


Client: fuelfor health care design

             Light Touch Matters FP7 EU project


Date: June 2015, Barcelona, Spain


Team: László Herczegh _ concept & development

            Peter Kukorelli _ product design

            Ramin Shambayati _ prototyping / interaction