Live concert to the hospital bed
Patient rock - a misnomer? Not when we talk about a concert for bedridden patients - direct broadcast to patient portals.
20. Feb 2009 14:00 20. Feb 2009 14:06
20. Feb 2009 14:00 20. Feb 2009 14:00
Just before Christmas, the Norwegian veteran rockers Dag Ingebrigsten and Torstein Flakne, were directly transmitted to every patient room in the new St. Olav Hospital.
|From the live concert in the lobby||
They traditionally hold a pre-Christmas concert for kids and youngsters at the hospital, and for the first time Ingebrigtsen and Flakne could please and excite an even larger audience than the ones able to join them Women and Children centre's lobby.
Sound and picture was broadcast throughout the hospitals on their internal network - from a local video camera to screens above the bed in every patient room. In this way bedridden patients could both watch and listen to the whole concert on internal TV.
|...to every patient terminal in the entire hospital.||
According to ICT-expert Langfeldt in Helsebygg Midt-Norge, these transmissions are relatively simple technically. Like all other information technology at the new St. Olav Hospital the broadcasts is based on IP technology.
Similar broadcasts have been arranged from the ceremony room, Olavstua. But now the internal TV offer is expanded to other buildings of the hospital, using portable equipment.
- We are really grateful for this possibility. These broadcasts will spread joy also to the weakest patients, says Randi Strøm. She is the manager of the hospitals' pre-school which has the practical responsibility for most of the hospitals' charity concerts.