Have you ever imagined how medical operations carried out on the human body took place? Starting from health-related operations to aesthetic-related operations or commonly referred to as plastic surgery.
For example, the operation of kidney stone destruction is done ‘only’ using ‘cable’.
Try to imagine how a nine-year-old boy feels with the potential for brain cancer when he is taken to an MRI machine.
Also try to imagine his reaction when a series of loud explosions reverberated around him as he sat while the white plastic tube was only a few centimeters from his face. He can’t sit, can’t shake his body, can’t move at all.
It’s a matter of wanting David Mathieu, founder and owner of Bear Facts Entertainment– to finish. And as a result of its efforts, the machine, called Illuminations Motions, is currently installed at the 100th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) at McCormick Place in Chicago, which runs from November 30 to December 5. The machine uses a projector to decorate the interior and exterior of each hospital machine that looks scary from any manufacturer.
The projector allows young children and adults to choose the medical animation videos that they think can make them feel relaxed or calm them when they undergo a procedure that fears inside a strange machine.
Choose one simple animation; one iPad or iPhone gives selected patients the background of what they want for men, women, boys or girls. Available backgrounds are bubbles, wide grasslands, or even the giant American flag.
“Children are very sensitive, they want to be able to choose something, they are very scared, very nervous, and that is usually not something good,” Mathieu said.
“People can see a thin grin appearing on their faces, they see it as a kind of video game and now they focus on the animation, not on the machine, or the piece of tool that is there,” he said.
According to Mathieu, it worked. “The cancellation rate has dropped 50 percent and the persuasion rate has been cut to 63 percent. Not only for patients, but even the Chief Financial Officer has said how valuable this is.”
The machine is four months old and has been displayed on many trade visits and installed in the examination room. Mathieu stressed that it fits any machine and any manufacturer.