Integrating Lego, Robotics, and Other Hands-On Experiences Into the Hospital Setting

Includes a Live Web Event on 02/13/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)

Buildup STEAM launched at Mott Children’s Hospital in 2018 to provide Bedside Robots experiences to patients and families. Since then the program has grown and we are working on partnerships with our third and fourth hospitals. During this presentation, we will discuss the unique approach we have used to provide a variety of hands-on experiences in the hospital setting. We will discuss our most successful Lego based projects including 1. Bedside Lego robotics. 2. CCTV build along projects. 3. Lego scavenger hunts to promote exploration of the units. We will show the feedback we have received from our patient experience surveys, outlining the impact from the patient perspective. We will also explore the thoughts of child life specialists on the outcome and benefits of the Lego Scavenger Hunt.

Suggested Domain: Intervention

1.0 PDU

Learning Objectives:

1. Implementation of hands-on activities in the hospital setting

2. New approach towards using existing technology to create positive impact

3. Creating for extended impact – How we provided services during Covid-19

4. The different uses of Lego in the hospital setting

John McInerney

Executive Director of Buildup STEAM

John began as a volunteer at Mott children's Hospital in 2017 with a background in design and years of experience teaching Lego robotics. As he volunteered, he found a need for hands on ply experiences in the hospital setting. with his background he developed the bedside robotics program called Build up STEAM. In partnership with the Patient Technology team at Mott. he began providing bedside robotics experiences to the patients and families. Now, Build up STEAM is partnered with 3 children's hospitals and expanding to others to bring exciting and educational experiences to the hospital setting to reduce anxiety and stress for the kids going through the healing process.

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Integrating Lego, Robotics, and Other Hands-On Experiences Into the Hospital Setting
02/13/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)  |  60 minutes
02/13/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)  |  60 minutes
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