I just saw details of this new stuffed/plush toy bear that contains medical sensors, which seems absolutely wonderful as an idea.
The idea is that instead of having to persuade a child patient to put up with various medical devices and sensors (like thermometers or heart rate sensors), the child just hugs a small toy bear, which contains the sensors. The data is sent wirelessly to a computer device that the doctor can then view.
It’s a brilliant idea and I would think that anything that makes the time children spend in hospitals a little easier is a good thing.
[Via CNet Interview]