Touchscreen device to 'calm and de-stress'.Health Estate. 2014 10; 68(9):103-6.HE
A highly experienced former psychiatric nurse until recently innovation manager at the Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg Eindhoven (GGZe)--the Eindhoven Mental Health Institute in the Netherlands, and a PhD holder in physics who spent several years at Philips Healthcare, have jointly developed an interactive 'communication wall' designed primarily as a communication tool for, and as a means to help 'de-stress', patients in inpatient mental health facilities during periods of acute anxiety. Erik Kuijpers and Cor Datema will show a version of their 'Cowall' on the Britplas stand at this month's Healthcare Estates 2014. As HEJ editor, Jonathan Baillie, discovered, when he met them during one of their recent trips to the UK, late in 2013 they formed a company, Recornect, to market the system, and to provide consultancy to those keen to specify the latest technology for mental and acute healthcare settings. Their Cowall has already seen installations in mainland Europe, and the pair are now seriously targeting the UK.