Published on: 10/05/2015
Miami, FL — Intermedia Touch and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children's Health System, in Miami, FL collaborated to design and implement a fun, interactive digital aquarium, cleverly named Shell-fie, to entertain children of all ages. Two interactive tablets coupled with an interactive 90 inch, enclosed display, make the children a part of the vividly colored aquarium.
Patients and families waiting in the hospital's emergency department can enjoy the experience of a fish version of themselves, by taking a selfie or “Shell-fie”, with the wall mounted tablets, and have their likeness displayed on the different fish floating around the digital aquarium. Photos are used only with parent's permission, and are deleted after 30 minutes.
Alternatively, the guests at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital ER can forgo the Shell-fie portion of the digital aquarium and interact with the fish in the tank. When the fish floating around the 90 inch display are touched, they will react in hilariously entertaining ways. Some of the fish will swim away, some will wave at you, others will blow bubbles, and some of the aquatic life, such as the puffer fish, will expand like a balloon when someone interacts with them.
“Enhancing our patient’s experience through innovation is of utmost priority for us at Miami Children’s Health System,” said Ed Martinez, SVP and Chief Information Officer. “We saw an opportunity in the interactive displays to provide pediatric patients with hands-free entertainment, which helps prevent the spread infection and further improve the safety of all patients in our care,” he said.
Intermedia Touch continues to deliver a unique experience to the community through dedication to enhancing the lives of everyone who comes in contact with the digital signage company. The children and families visiting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital will be able to play with the new aquarium and brighten their day.
About Intermedia Touch
Intermedia Touch bridges the gap between real and virtual by combining our award-winning software with innovative and interactive hardware solutions. Through resolute commitment to excellence and a passion for digital signage, we bring the interactive experience to the world through every touch. With distinguished clients including Florida International University, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and the Miami Marlins, Intermedia Touch is your source for custom, interactive touch-screen solutions.
Intermedia Touch is located at 2600 NW 75th Ave, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33122. For more information, call us at 305-517-3894 or visit us online at www.intermediatouch.com.
About Miami Children’s Health System
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – part of Miami Children’s Health System –is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed nonprofit hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine and routinely has many programs ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. The organization has grown and evolved into the Miami Children's Health System (MCHS) which includes Miami Children's Health Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of eight nonprofit outpatient centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties; Pediatric Specialty Group, Inc., a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as an e-commerce line of children's wellness and safety products that support the hospital's mission of serving the region’s pediatric population. MCHS is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children.