Sprechende Bilder – Kommunikationshilfe für Patient*innen und Pflegefachpersonen

This project is developing an image-based, digital communication tool to support non-textual communication between foreign-language patients and nursing staff in emergency anamnesis.


  • Lead department Bern University of the Arts
  • Additional departments Health Professions
    Engineering and Information Technology
  • Institute Institute of Design Research
  • Research unit Research Group Health Care Communication Design HCCD
    Field of Innovation – Technology and Health
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration (planned) 01.06.2020 - 31.12.2021
  • Project management Beatrice Kaufmann
  • Head of project Beatrice Kaufmann


Preliminary studies and findings from the literature have proved that there is an evident need for such a tool. This communication aid will be developed with the involvement of users and various partner hospitals.