RISD develops “universal pain translator” to bridge language barriers in health care

THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN'S Center for Complexity, in partnership with Seattle-based WongDoody, has developed a tool intended to ease the language barrier between patients and health care providers in the emergency room. / COURTESY RISD
PROVIDENCE – For patients in the emergency room, a language barrier can be deadly – According to the Journal of Research, patients who don’t speak English have a 75% higher chance of dying in this setting. The Rhode Island School of Design’s Center for Complexity is working to bridge this critical communication gap with Say…

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