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The aim of this project was to create a 360 film to help the viewer see the world from the perspective of a disabled person. By creating an immersive first person experience, the viewer can get a better sense of the challenges facing some patients and how this can be improved.
360 video used in virtual reality headsets is a new popular media, now more widely available due to smartphone technology and cheaper headset prices. The video is filmed using traditional actors and special cameras that can “see” all around the scene. When played back in a VR headset the viewer is able to look in all directions and thereby feel more immersed in the scenario than when looking at traditional screen-based media.
People with disabilities have multiple barriers to accessing medical care, ie lack of step free access and transport costs. This project aimed to help raise awareness of issues commonly affecting disabled people by placing the viewer in an immersive video with a first person view of the world from a disabled person's perspective.
Dr Bryan Kerr and filmmaker Paulette Caletti of Too Right Films Ltd discovered their shared interest in 360 video and VR during a children’s birthday party. Bryan had the idea to explore using 360 as a teaching aid and 360 Patient Care developed from this. The film aims to help medical practitioners have a better understanding of the challenges facing disabled patients and offer ways to help.
Still from the 360 Patient Care film. Watch the full version on the 'Project films' tab above.
The project team conducted a focus group with patients with cerebral palsy which allowed them to address communication and mobility issues. The session provided many insights and helped the project team to develop the script for the film, allowing the patients to tell their own story and be the focus of the film.
Filming in 360 video is always challenging. For each project there are questions to be asked, such as 'why are we shooting this in 360 and what are the benefits?' Each film is a journey of discovering how best to tell the story with lots of trial and error. What is learned from this experience will allow improvement in the way 360 stories are told and will test the benefits of the format as a teaching aid.
360 Patient Care featured at the Cannes XR Festival 2019.
360 Patient Care was a project as part of King's Arts in Dentistry Innovation Programme.The project is a collaboration between King's College London's Department of Sedation & Special Care Dentistry and Too Right Films Ltd, supported by the university’s Culture team
Dr Bryan Kerr - academic leadDr Bryan Kerr is an NHS Consultant and KCL Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer. He specialises in the clinical dental treatment of people with disabilities. Bryan has previous experience of 360 video productions and is currently undertaking a clinical trial using 360 video and virtual reality and cognitive behavioural therapy to treat dental phobias.
Paulette Caletti - artistic leadPaulette Caletti is the owner of Too Right Films Ltd where she writes and directs original content. Dental 360 was her first project with Dr Bryan Kerr. Having made her first feature film, The Cake Maker (2014), Paulette currently has several projects in development. Her interest in 360 video and VR was ignited whilst attending a Power to the Pixel summit in 2015. Paulette is currently a producer of short films, music videos and fashion shows for Prettybird UK. Recent work includes the Body Language short series for BBC Three.
360 Patient Care is a collaboration between King's College London's Department of Sedation & Special Care Dentistry and Too Right Films/Prettybird. It was supported by the university's Culture team.
360 Patient Care - Credit List
Director/Producer/Camera: Paulette Caletti Academic Lead: Dr. Bryan Kerr Executive Producer: Juliette Larthe
First Person Patient: Hannah Adeniji Carer: Nicole Smith Lift Patient: Tahir Tariq Junior Doctor: Christien Bart-Gittens Receptionist: Veronica Ellis Waiting Room Patient: Graeme Bloom Senior Doctor: Matt Houlihan Extras: Saqib Sheik & Colin Barnes
Production: Ayo Davis Art Director: Karol Streisand Sound Recordist: Dave Sohanpal DIT: Arsalan Jamshid Runners: Sarah Awe & Matt Healey Editor & Post-Production: Paulette Caletti Sound Design: Charlie Cooper Sound Producer: Beth Morson Sound Design: Clearcut Sound Studios
Agent: VisABLE Sennheiser Ambeo-VR: Better Sound
360 Patient Care featured in the Heads up! exhibition in the Arcade at Bush House, 2 – 13 December 2019. The exhibition was the culmination of the Arts in Dentistry Innovation Programme and aimed to showcase how art-science collaborations can illuminate the lived experience of patients and clinicians, bring new perspectives to researchers, and offer innovative approaches to student education.
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