Projects: Interactive Gesture Wall For Sick Kids
September 19, 2014 by Dave Haynes
The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware has turned on an interactive “Discovery Zone” video wall that works of Kinect2 gesture technology and shows on 45 NEC 46-inch displays.
The 50-foot wide by 9-foot tall wall is located in a new atrium area of the hospital. It’s designed to allow up to 30 kids, teens and adults to simultaneously interact with magical creatures and blooming plants that appear on the digital canvas.
“We are so looking forward to watching kids and families play in the Discovery Zone,” said Dr. Neil Izenberg, Chief Executive of Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media in a news release. “We know this experience is going to be transformative for many children, their siblings and parents.”
The Discovery Zone was designed by Kinesis Studio of San Francisco, which creates large scale gestural technology experiences aimed primarily at entertainment and therapeutic stations in children’s hospitals. Feedback from Nemours educators, nurses, doctors, therapists, kids and others helped bring the digital canvas to life.
“The Discovery Zone is a marriage of gesture technology, animation and creative story-telling, the biggest install of its kind in a hospital,” said Greg Richey, Kinesis CEO. “We wanted displays capable of delivering brilliant imagery, and NEC Display fulfilled that promise.”