Body Story

Body Story is an interactive display which supports kids, parents and doctors through children’s medical experiences.

Parents trace their child’s body on the display, the child can then express and explore the way their body feels using the image of the body as a canvas.

The doctor and parent can use the drawings to talk with and understand the child’s feelings both physically and emotionally. Over time, the drawings, medical data and doctor’s diagnoses from Body Story become an emotional and physical history. Building a medical history beyond doctor’s diagnosis and hospital reports that includes an emotional and creative expression gives deeper meaning and better understanding to the experiences we have with our health.

Body Story is a tool with multiple levels of impact; it helps to facilitate communication and understanding between doctors and parents with the children they are caring for. It prompts the child to explore and express themselves in a context (the hospital) which can often be isolating and emotionally traumatic.