Hikaru Imamura


Prizes: Connect Ring

Department: Man and Activity

Novel Hospital Toys

Medical examinations can be very frightening for children. After talking to doctors and parents, and watching children undergo scans in hospitals, Hikaru Imamura realised that children often use play to deal with their fears. And so, to lessen the stress and help young patients understand what to expect beforehand, she designed a series of special toys for waiting rooms. The series, Novel Hospital Toys, features toy models of common diagnostic equipment such as CT scanners, X-ray, ultrasound and ECG machines, plus an accompanying picture book. The toys are suitable for children between the ages of three and six.

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman