Hospital Wayfinding - photo landmark navigation
Posted on 18th November, 2016
Many people find hospitals difficult to navigate - having to contend with a maze of identical corridors within constantly changing buildings, and trying to understand confusing terminology and acronyms. Whilst good wayfinding is not critical to a hospital’s outcomes it still has a significant effect on patients’ experiences.
I've been working on a concept for a smartphone app for hospital wayfinding. It is based around sequential photographs and textual instructions to guide patient/visitors along predetermined routes. These routes would be preloaded, so would work without any network coverage or the need for hospitals to install or maintain any physical devices.
I'd be interested in speaking to any organisations that could help me to assess the viability of this project.