Little Journey App
Project cost: £240
The Little Journey app helps children and their parents prepare for hospital through fun, interactive and tailored-information that is always at their fingertips. The app features animated characters and virtual reality to give young patients a tour of the different areas of the hospital they will visit when coming in for a medical procedure.
It’s been designed to help children and young patients familiarise themselves with the hospital and prepare for what is often a daunting experience in the comfort and safety of their own home.
Animated characters pop up to answer any questions about what to expect from the visit, and patients can also watch videos that talk through what happens when they come in for surgery, all of which can be tailored to the patient’s age.
Meanwhile, a parents section helps prepare other family members for the theatre journey with extra practical information and checklists, and even a breathing exercise to help everyone relax.