"Healthy Humor (HH) is a nonprofit arts organization whose professional performers create moments of joy, wonder, laughter and comfort for hospitalized children and all others who are most in need. We hope for a world transformed by humor, joy and the power of human connection – a world less burdened by pain and fear. Our flagship program, Red Nose Docs, uses the magic of healthcare clowning to help alleviate the fear, sadness and isolation of the hospital environment for young patients and their circle of caregivers. Using an array of circus and theatre skills, our Red Nose Docs create spontaneous, joyful encounters tailored to the needs of each hospitalized child. Working in teams of two, we help ease the stress of serious illness by reintroducing laughter, play and fun as natural parts of life. There are 12 pediatric hospitals across the country in the Healthy Humor family, including two in the Washington, DC area -- Children's National Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. More are slated to come on board later this year. Come check out our booth, meet our Red Nose Docs and see the magic for yourself!"
PLAY—LEARN—SOCIALIZE ZOTT is caregiver-inspired patient content revolutionized. Designed in partnership with world-leading technical firms, ZOTT is a robust, cloud-based platform delivering all-in-one live stream curated entertainment, education and clinical content for all ages.
GameChanger's mission is to leverage innovation and technology to ease the pain and suffering of children with life-threatening illness. They focus on improving quality of life for children, their families, and caregivers by:
The Beryl Institute is the global community of practice dedicated to improving the patient experience through collaboration and shared knowledge. We define patient experience as the sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization’s culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.
Kids need more than medicine to cope with cancer. My Special Aflac Duck™ is a “smart” comforting companion that uses medical play, lifelike movement and emotions, and an augmented-reality app to help comfort kids so they feel less alone. At no cost to them, Aflac aims to get this innovative social robot into the arms of the nearly 16,000 American children newly-diagnosed with cancer each year.
Southpaw MSE is the only US manufacturer of Multi-Sensory equipment and we are committed to making MSE products of superior quality and durability that are guaranteed to last. Patients exposed to multi-sensory environments are more cooperative and calm and less dependent on medication to keep calm. Parents and staff benefit from more efficient daily operations and a positive atmosphere.
FlagHouse makes the world more accessible and rewarding for everyone—regardless of age or ability! We’re a premier source of quality equipment for special needs therapies, education and recreation, providing solutions that enrich lives through physical activity, learning and play. Visit us at Booth #516 to learn about our internationally acclaimed Snoezelen® Multi-Sensory Environments, TheraGym® and Haley’s Joy® sensory integration equipment and therapy swings, and all our sensory and adaptive solutions. Visit us at www.flaghouse.com
Starlight brings joy and comfort to hospitalized children and their families. Every 30 seconds, a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. These children are often scared, confused, lonely and facing serious medical treatments. That’s where Starlight comes in. Starlight programs turn a child’s pain, fear and stress into laughter, fun and joy by providing seriously ill children the best in entertainment, education and one-of-a-kind experiences – because sick kids are still kids. We believe all children deserve to enjoy the magic, wonder and happiness of childhood, and we’re committed to providing Starlight programs to every seriously ill child in our network of more than 700 children’s hospitals and community health partners across the US.
Description: AppliedVR designs and distributes therapeutic VR content to healthcare providers. Based on 40 years of proven academic research, we transform the patient experience and create better outcomes. Initially, we focus on reducing pain and anxiety before, during and after procedures. Part of Techstars healthcare Accelerator, in partnership with Cedars-Sinai.