Can Art Help Medicine?

George Khut

TEDxSydney 2013 · 4 May 2016

Dr George Poonkhin Khut (pronounced Pün-kin, Küt) is an artist and interaction designer working across the domains of contemporary art, design and health research, with a special interest in user experience, participation, and tangible interactions. His doctoral research focused on the use of biofeedback interactions as catalysts for reflections and conversations around ideas and experiences of embodiment, health and selfhood. In 2012 he won the prestigious Queensland Art Gallery National New Media Art Award for his heart-rate controlled artwork “Distillery: Waveforming” – a project that emerged through his collaboration with Dr Angie Morrow at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, researching the use of mobile heart-rate controlled creative relaxation-training apps for children undergoing painful, anxiety-provoking procedures.

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