Author Archives: George Khut

ABC News Story

Barbara Miller, ABC, Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Computer games and videos are already used extensively in hospitals to try to distract children who are undergoing treatment. Now doctors in Sydney are taking things one step further in an attempt to … Continue reading

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Exhibition at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Dec. 12 – 16

Our next prototype exhibition at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, will be in December, from Monday the 12th to Friday the 16th, and will be held in the Galleria space (main reception area between Audiology and the Chemist’s), between 10am … Continue reading

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Latest iPad Stills

Some stills from the latest version of the visuals on show at UTS DAB Lab.            

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Heart Rate Variability Analysis Software

As part of Dr Andrew Johnston’s  Extreme Programming workshop at the UTS School of Software, I been working as a ‘client’ with Tuan Manh Vu, Lukas Blödorn, Christoph Eibisberger and Monette Tan on cross-platform application for real time power spectrum … Continue reading

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Exhibition at UTS DAB Lab, Nov 2th – 26th

In this exhibition, visitors are invited to interact with a collection of prototype iPhone and iPad ‘apps’ that translate changes in heart rate and skin temperature into colourful geometric artworks. These interactions have been designed by George as part of … Continue reading

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Wireless Pulse Sensing with Nonin PureSat, Arduino and Xbee

In previous projects I’ve been using a Wireless ECG heart Rate sensor produced by Vernier: a very reliable sensor that you hold in both hands, and that I have also adapted into a table top interface by embedding the four … Continue reading

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Position Paper for OZCHI

The BrightHearts Project: A New Approach to the Management of Procedure-Related Paediatric Anxiety Dr George Poonkhin Khut, Dr Angie Morrow, Staff Specialist, and Dr Melissa YoguiWatanabe. This is a position paper we’ve submitted for two workshop events at OZCHI in … Continue reading

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Researching Clinician Experiences

Melissa Yogui and I just had a meeting with Professor Toni Roberston at the UTS Interaction Design and Human Practices (IDHuP) Lab, to discuss some discussion groups we have scheduled with staff at Children’s Hospital Westmead. Toni has worked and … Continue reading

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Week 2 – Child-Life Therapy

This week I met with Child-Life Therapist Sandra Pengilly, who told me about the work that she and her staff do with kids as partt of the Child-Life Therapy Team at CHW. Child-Life Therapists used to be called ‘Play Therapists’. … Continue reading

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Week 1 – Clinical Observations, Botox

This week I observed Botox and Intrathecal Baclafyn pump change clinics at Kids Rehab. My aim in observing these clinics was firstly to gain some insights into the operating conditions experienced by people in these clinics, the narrative of the … Continue reading

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