A way to combat symptoms of loneliness experienced by children staying long periods of time in hospital.
The Communication Quilt uses augmented reality technology to open up an additional line of communication between the child and their loved ones. Each animal illustration on the quilt can be linked to a friend or family member, who can in turn leave digital messages for the child to read using a smart device. This highly personal form of communication can be an alternative to Facebook, email or text.
Simultaneously the intimate tactile nature of the quilt also serves as a physical source of comfort which, when combined with the personal messages, provides a greater sense of security to the child in what is a potentially distressing time.