URECA Students Grace Goh Hui Een (Product Design), Khaw June Ming (Animation) and Cassandra Seah Ei Lyn (Product Design) AY16/17 had a fruitful outing at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) on 19 July 2017 to share their ideas and protoypes for engagement tools for people living with dementia, which they developed over 10 months, drawing on their ethnographic observations.
- ‘Jiak Ba Buay’: A Multi-Sensorial Engagement Tool Kit for Volunteers by Grace provides a set of culturally relevant, multi-sensorial engagement tool kit for volunteers interacting with elders with dementia.
- Tangram Zoo: Animation in Hospital by Khaw June Ming, introduce animation as a tool to assist in occupational therapy rehabilitation through the use of tangram puzzles, and
- Match link: A Multi-sensorial Game to Engage Persons with Dementia by Cassandra Seah aims to engage and stimulate PWD’s with the intention to increase functional ability and prevent decline. Matchlink has different levels of cognitive and sensory skills, which can be applied by OTs on patients with varying intensity of dementia taking into consideration the hospital setting and the patient’s needs.
Their work were met with interest and enthusiasm by a group of nurses, occupational therapist and doctors. Talks are under way to further implement their work in the hospital. The projects will also be showcased at the upcoming Arts and Health Festival 2017 at the hospital. So stay tune!