Hospital Radio Research
We collaborated with Akiko Ogawa in Nagoya University to perform a research project titled ”Connecting Seniors and Patients with Communities – Theory and Practice on Hospital Radio”.
Hospital radio is a form of audio broadcasting produced specifically for the in-patients of hospitals, primarily in the United Kingdom. We designed and developed a live streaming system and easy-to-use device for users with any level of technology literacy including an interface that supports patients with physical disabilities such as dexterity issues or visual impairment. We designed the system as an interactive media that allows the radio host to receive real time feedback from listeners while broadcasting.
We performed user tests and interviews with radio staff and audiences at a nursing home in Fukui, Japan.
Graduate school of Informatics, Nagoya University / Akiko Ogawa
School of Information Studies, Shizuoka Sangyo University / Shota Uematsu
Connecting Seniors and Patients with Communities – Theory and Practice on Hospital Radio
The Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications in 2018