Woodland Wiggle The Royal London Hospital

Chris O’Shea, the artist and interaction designer, has collaborated with digital production company, Nexus Interactive Arts, to create ‘Woodland Wiggle’ – a pioneering interactive game displayed on a television the size of a room at the The Royal London Hospital. It allows children to enter into a storybook illustrated world enabling them to paint, play music, and trigger sun, rain, snow and rainbows with animated animal characters across a number of woodland scenes.


O’Shea used the latest creative technologies, including custom software written in C++ using open Frameworks and an Xbox Kinect camera, to bring the unimaginable to life by reflecting the children’s video image within the scene in real-time, allowing them escape the reality of their daily treatment and interact with the exciting animated environment.
Project commissioned by Vital Arts, the arts organisation for Barts Health NHS Trust with funding from Transformers, funded by The National Lottery, the Olympic Lottery Distributor and managed by ELBA.