For us this project is about another reason for a child's smile and joy, which are so necessary in a difficult life situation. With the help of the application, the team of "Doctor Clown" will be able to cover a large geography of Russian hospitals where children are. Clowns will be able to be close, even being hundreds of kilometers away.
Based on the results of the first launch, we plan to further expand the functionality of the application, add more opportunities for comfortable communication between children and Clowns, add more educational games and entertaining videos.
The "Doctor Clown" charitable foundation develops Clown Care. Every week fund specialists, dressed as clowns, visit children's departments in hospitals, where there are small patients undergoing long-term treatment.
The goal of the team is to help children go through the difficult path to recovery, often accompanied by pain and fear. Clowns get acquainted with the history of the child in advance and, while communicating, select an individual approach using various tools - art therapy, magic tricks, pantomime and clowning.
This approach makes it possible to give the child pleasant memories of the days spent in the hospital, helps to stabilize the mental and emotional state of children.
There are a number of restrictions that prevent the meeting of the Clown and the child from happening: COVID measures, hospital restrictions, being in a city on the other side of the country. Some children are being treated in isolated boxes, where the only distraction is a smartphone.
Therefore, together with the Doctor Clown foundation, we created a mobile application that has become another meeting place for children and Clowns.
To access the Video Calls section, the adult, responsible for the child, must register and mention information about the current physical and emotional state of the child. This is important for the Clowns to build the comfortable way of communication.
After registration the child assigns video calls to the Clowns. Foundation employees conduct a 20-minute session during which they communicate with the child using various game methods. At the end of the call, the child can evaluate the past session, and the Clown fills out a questionnaire in which he indicates how the call went, to which methods the child responded most positively.
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The application has several sections:
In the Games section a child can watch a fairy tale about the Solar System in augmented reality and play an educational quiz.
The child can watch videos with the participation of Clowns on the different topics: morning exercises, balloon twisting, magic tricks.
approve or remove new users (children and clowns)
view statistics on calls of each user, reports on past calls, evaluation of calls by children
check analytics by sections Games and Video - what content is most visited by users
We have also created a convenient an admin dashboard for the fund's employees, where they can: