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Healthcare on the move Treating Patients in the Community: The Smart Pods Project

Harrow, Dale, Coleman, Roger, Matthews, Ed, Thompson, Rob, Swann, David, Hignett, Sue, Jones, Anna, Benger, Jonathan, Caldwell, Nigel and Petersen, Alan (2009) Healthcare on the move Treating Patients in the Community: The Smart Pods Project. Royal College of Art, London, UK. ISBN 978-1-905000-79-1

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    Abstract

    Smart Pods is the first-ever Royal College of Art (RCA)/
    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    (EPSRC) multi-disciplinary healthcare project. It has
    grown out of the College’s chartered commitment to
    engage with ‘social developments’ through design – a
    commitment which has led to the establishment of
    our pioneering Helen Hamlyn Research Centre and,
    further back in time, to our celebrated ‘NHS bed’ design
    research project for the King’s Fund. This brought
    together designers, clinicians, medical researchers
    and technologists in a redesign of the hospital bed,
    resulting in a new research and design methodology
    for healthcare. It also embodied our firm belief that a
    surprising number of healthcare issues are, at base,
    design issues as well.

    Item Type: Book
    Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
    Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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    Depositing User: David Swann
    Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 15:36
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 11:05
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/7774

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