Asploro Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Case Reports
Article Type: Commentary
Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 Sept 05;3(3):202-205
Tanaka K1, Nagahiro S2,3,4, Bando H5*
1Division of Integrated Arts and Social Sciences, Graduate School of Technology, Industrial and Social Sciences, Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan
2Director, Shuseikai Medical Corporation, Yoshinogawa Hospital, Tokushima, Japan
3Emeritus Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan
4Former Director of Tokushima University Hospital, Tokushima, Japan
5Medical research / Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan
Corresponding Author: Hiroshi Bando, MD, Ph.D., FACP ORCID ID
Address: Tokushima University /Medical Research, Nakashowa 1-61, Tokushima 770-0943, Japan.
Received date: 17 August 2020; Accepted date: 31 August 2020; Published date: 05 September 2020
Citation: Tanaka K, Nagahiro S, Bando H. Beneficial Art in Hospitals with Masking Tape Initiated from University Hospital. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 Sept 05;3(3):202-05.
Copyright © 2020 Tanaka K, Nagahiro S, Bando H. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Art in Hospitals, Masking Tape, University Hospital, Art Therapy, Wayfinding System
Art therapy has attracted attention in the medical field. Among them, authors have been engaged in various activities including art in hospitals. We have started the artworks using masking tape, which has various colors and the pattern. It can be also used for craft making, wrapping, decoration, and original goods such as art exhibitions. Our current work was performed on the corridor and staircase walls of Tokushima University hospital. It has psychologically three important perspectives, which are i) healing: relieving anxiety, healing the mind, ii) comfort: creating a pleasant and comfortable image, iii) wayfinding system: the wall sign can give a walk direction guide without confusion such as pilgrim walking. We plan to develop the performance in various opportunities.