Patients soothed by internet messages

A trial of the web-based service from Irish start-up company Vivartes was carried out among patients of the National Stem Cell Transplant Unit at St James’s Hospital in Dublin.

‘Open Window’ transmits images and videos of artwork along with positive messages from family members directly to a patient’s room using the internet and mobile networks. Denis Roche, who founded the company which has one part-time and two full-time employees in Kilkenny, said the results of the Trinity College study would boost the rollout of ‘Open Window’. (Independent) >

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