Technology for children with serious diseases

Project: “Come and play with the Courageous Lion!”
Partner: The Association Little People Romania
Beneficiaries: Children and young peoples in oncology wards
Location: Cluj, Timișoara, Iași, Târgu Mureș, Constanța
Launched: 2015
Budget: RON 314,175
Purpose of the project: Building mobile applications by which children and young people in oncology wards can better understand the medical procedure that will help them get healthy.

Problem:

The daily difficulties, fears, pain, invasive medical procedures and a multitude of questions and needs faced by children and young people admitted in oncology units

Soluția

– a mobile application which allows the questionnaire for the daily patient supporting program (”I’m not afraid!”) to be digitalized, by converting the complex evaluation and monitoring system into electronic form;
– creating therapeutic games, within the mobile application, through which children and teenagers can improve their perception of the illness, have a better understanding of the medical procedures and the response to treatment, and are helped to overcome their medical condition more easily.

Resources and equipment::

– 3 psihologi
– 19 tablets and internet cards.

Outcomes:

The first mobile application for Pediatric Oncology patients in România
2,300 children and teenagers with cancer, aged between 6 and 15, registered in the mobile application, hospitalized in 9 pediatric oncology sections in Cluj, Iași, Timișoara, Târgu Mureș and Constanța.
3,100 legal guardians will answer the questionnaire for parents that is available in the application.