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Children’s Mercy Kansas City’s Burn Clinic

There’s strength in having a sense of control in a setting that a lot of times feels completely and totally out of your control.

Positive distractions are a great way to connect with patients in a unique way.

Jackie Foy, BSA LifeStructures Principal and Studio Director

Burn treatments are often highly uncomfortable and sensitive in nature, and improving the overall patient experience, especially for pediatric patients, can be challenging. Initially conceptualized by BSA LifeStructures, the BSA team and Children’s Mercy Kansas City turned to DI to bring this tech-driven, positive distraction to life inside their Burn Clinic.

125

Number of possible different bird, light and music combinations

30 MINS

Time of each looping animation session

 
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Discovery process

As part of the DI Discovery process, our team first wanted to understand what style of imagery and animation would best resonate with the patients. So, we asked those who know best – their nurses. Our team compiled a quick survey for the Burn Clinic team, asking them what type of birds, music styles and lighting hues the pediatric patients would like.

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A SERENE SANCTUARY

Using their feedback, our creative team got to work. DI illustrated a variety of bird styles based on responses, then designed and developed their animations and even flight paths inside the Burn Clinic to augment the space.

 

As birds peacefully float across the ambient-lit walls to a soft musical tune, patients receiving treatments are taken to a place seemingly worlds away from a hospital’s traditional white aura. 

From eagles to owls, guitars to ukuleles, patients are encouraged to choose their own journey, selecting a type of bird and how many, lighting and music using a control panel lined with arcade-style buttons. Patients can watch their unique creations soar throughout the colorfully-lit hallway and transcend into the treatment room. 

 

 

This soothing, interactive experience was created to help ease feelings of anxiety, fear and discomfort children may bear before and during their burn treatments. Custom-designed to complement existing graphics and branding inside the Children’s Mercy Kansas City Burn Clinic, this positive distraction gives patients a sense of comfort and control without disrupting clinical workflows. 

Since its launch, the digital bird sanctuary has proven to be a safe, serene and sustainable positive distraction for pediatric patients and staff.

Testimonials

We knew it needed to be something interactive that moves with sound and light, so Dimensional Innovations was a company that came to mind as a natural fit. We’re able to bounce ideas off of each other and create something even better than what one of us could have done instead of working together.

Erin Fogarty, BSA LifeStructures Director of Interior Design

Healthcare With the patient as our priority, we reimagine physical and digital experiences that deliver positive long-term outcomes. Our empathetic and proven approach combines the power of imagination with an uplifting environment to encourage patient healing while delivering a better experience for patients, families, and caregivers.
 

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Brandon Kuzara

Brandon Kuzara

Corporate and Healthcare Account Director

Brandon has over seven years of Client Success, Account Management, and Business Development experience working within various industries alongside countless clients. With a unique background that spans multiple roles, Brandon tries to... more about Brandon Kuzara Brandon Kuzara Brandon Kuzara Corporate and Healthcare Account Director

Brandon has over seven years of Client Success, Account Management, and Business Development experience working within various industries alongside countless clients. With a unique background that spans multiple roles, Brandon tries to approach each partnership with a specific emphasis on establishing long-term relationships for the betterment of all parties. He constantly works to align capabilities and client needs to identify key areas of opportunities for sustainable success.

As Corporate and Healthcare Account Director, Brandon’s focus is two-fold: collaborating with firms to elevate their spaces into modern, branded environments that make lasting impressions with their employees, visitors, and clients; and working with healthcare facilities to help create engaging and soothing environments that promote positive distractions and health-focused benefits.

Brandon graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with a BS in Marketing. Outside of the DI office, when not working to create remarkable experiences for his clients, Brandon can often be found at his favorite sports experience - watching the Kansas Jayhawks play at Allen Fieldhouse.

JC Hendricks

JC Hendricks

VP + ECD Interactive Technology

As Vice President / Creative Director – Interactive & Technology, JC specializes in syncing ever-changing technology with great design to create engaging interactive experiences. He leads the Technology Studio, directing a... more about JC Hendricks JC Hendricks JC Hendricks VP + ECD Interactive Technology

As Vice President / Creative Director – Interactive & Technology, JC specializes in syncing ever-changing technology with great design to create engaging interactive experiences. He leads the Technology Studio, directing a highly-talented team of multidisciplinary designers and developers. More than 23 years of experience connects him to the importance of user-interface experiences and how they relate to immersive visual storytelling.

Instrumental to DI’s success, JC navigates ideas from conception to installation. Keeping clients’ goals in mind, he combines advanced technology with design to create award-winning and unforgettable experiences.

With a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Kansas, JC came to DI primed for creative execution. Leading and inspiring some of the most talented people on the planet, JC takes pride in the fact that DI’s work is always fresh and groundbreaking.

When he’s not designing the next custom experience for DI’s clients, you might find JC and his wife relaxing with their entourage of two children, two cats and the family dog.

 
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