Aesthetics Inc. partners with NGX Interactive in using purposeful art for better clinical care delivery.
As part of an innovative approach to using purposeful art for better clinical care delivery, Aesthetics, Inc. and NGX Interactive designed a large-scale, gesture-based interactive Virtual Aquarium installation to promote curiosity, calm, and exploration among patients and their families in the Emergency Department at the new Teck Acute Care Centre.
Patients can traverse through three marine environments – the BC coast, a bioluminescent ocean cave, and tropical waters, moving, interacting and exploring via gesture-based interactions. Captivating to look at, and a delight to explore, this unique interactive is a centerpiece of the groundbreaking Children’s Healing Experience Project. Working from a set of stringent hospital safety regulations and experiential requirements, our teams created a truly exceptional experience that transforms the waiting room experience for patients and their families.
Aesthetics and NGX planned, designed and produced two interactive marine-themed experiences for the BC Children’s Hospital’s (BCCH) new Teck Acute Care Centre. Both are designed to distract, entertain and educate young patients and their parents while they await medical attention. The Virtual Aquarium, situated in the new Emergency Department waiting room, is a beautiful, relaxing and immersive large-scale digital art installation that provides pediatric patients a playful digital environment. Patients move, interact and explore via gesture-based interactions, as they traverse the three marine environments.
A marine-themed mobile website allows patients and parents to engage with BCCH migration stories even after they are admitted. The vividly rendered online space features two experiences: a “digital scrapbook” where visitors follow the adventures of marine biologists as they track species around the globe, and visually absorbing open-ended marine-theme game, designed to be played on mobile devices.