Hale-An Upgrade on Patient Attire

Student Status



When one thinks of a hospital gown they could often think of an exposed back and abare bottom. It has often been something that patients complain about and dread that is often because of the drafty feeling that the unisex garment provides. The reasons for the stagnancy in the gown design are the cost of manufacturing and the long battle between function and aesthetics. The redesign was to comply with and bridge the gap between two clients that only have one thing in common, they both wish the patient a speedy recovery. “hale” tackles those requirements through the three stages of patient recovery in relation to the notion of dress. Firstly, the disposable gown (worn by critical patients and surgical endeavors), launder-able gown (worn by stable patients) and finally the upgrade suggested: the sensor gown which takes into consideration the currently intrusive health monitoring and aims to make the patient feel more in control and the doctor satisfied. It incorporates three sensors that measure blood oxygen levels, pulse, temperature and posture. The readings are then viewed on a web app that updates its readings every 30 seconds thus providing healthcare professionals with the necessary data and the patient at ease from the traditional intrusive methods used to measure these vital signs. The gowns were designed in conjunction with patients, nurses, doctors, and laundering experts to improve the patient experience by ensuring the comfort and dignity of patients in the hospital


Arts Department

First Advisor

Ahmad Saqfalhait

Second Advisor

Bahia Shehab

Third Advisor

Ghalia Elsrakbi

Committee Member 1

Bassem Yousri

Committee Member 2

Engy Aly

Committee Member 3

Mahamad Khalil



Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval

Not necessary for this item


This project is part of “ Zoom in Keda- Fourth Graduating Class of Graphic Design Students-The American University in Cairo – Class 2018-2019” catalog. Several global cities have acquired an international rep¬utation as design education hubs by acknowledging the importance of education planning and early learning ex¬periences through providing a structured career path and aligning design skills with the economy’s various needs. Our 8 years old Graphic Design program at the Ameri¬can University in Cairo aims to follow the same strategy, mentoring students on how to channel their creativity and knowledge into reshaping their communities, leaving a positive imprint on their society. Four design segments have been commonly defined in the MENA region’s design sector; namely: Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Industrial/Product Design. The title for the fourth design seniors show was “Zoom in Keda “. As with the previous 3 exhibitions, the title builds on the graphic design language in Egyptian vernacular cul¬ture. “Zoom in Keda” is a commonly used phrase in the de¬sign field, told when one wishes to examine the micro de¬tails of a design on screen. The exhibition was held at the AUC Sharjah Art Gallery on December 2nd, 2018, where bachelor projects completed by the fourth graduating class of Graphic Design students were displayed.


This record describes an artistic or creative work which was prepared as part of a course of study at the American University of Cairo. The creators retain all rights to the original artistic or creative works described herein.

Publication Date

Fall 12-2-2018

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