Capturing the Human Side of Healthcare

Patient Translations is a multi-faceted audio and visual artwork about the experience of being a patient, supporting a patient, or managing health. It is made by artists Halsey Burgund and Kelly Sherman from voices contributed by the public about their personal experiences.

This site is a tool that lets you contribute your voice to the artwork, as well as listen to the artwork's evolving audio collage of music and voices. You will need a flash enabled browser and a microphone to add a story to this site. Stories can also be added via the iOS application.

For an in-depth look at the artists behind the project and its origins, please see this feature in the Boston Globe: The human side of health care.

Patient Translations is generously sponsored by Mad*Pow, BostonCHI and John Snow, Inc (JSI). It was initially developed for the 2013 Healthcare Experience Design Conference and was featured as part of TEDMED 2013.

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We are looking to expand Patient Translations through relationships with healthcare organizations. Please contact us for this reason or any other.

Installation Photos

TEDMED - Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, April 16-19, 2013