Rhapsody Art Trail

Challenge

Hospital staff face issues in motivating patients in their rehabilitation.

Outcome

Rhapsody Art Trail is an interactive audio tour which combines music and art for the benefit of hospital patients. Patients are encouraged to tour the hospital’s art collection by location accompanied by a suite of music specially commissioned by Grammy-winning composer Eric Whiteacre in association with the Royal College of Music, and composed by 15 winning student applicants from UK music conservatoires. The app speeds up patient rehabilitation by promoting gentle exercise and relaxation. Freeing bed occupancy can potentially deliver cost-saving benefits to all hospitals.