Fort Wayne, Ind. – Wednesday, May 2, 2012 — Parkview Foundation is pleased to announce the interactive kiosk for the Murosity Project™ has been installed in the Emergency Department waiting area inside the new Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC). The kiosk, developed by local company BioTouch allows visitors to PRMC to not only enjoy the artwork of the 160 canvas Murosity Project, but also read the story behind each canvas.
Each of the 160 canvases was painted by a different artist and each artist selected one of our region’s Everyday Stars™ to honor with their painting. An Everyday Star™ is someone who goes above and beyond and is generous to others through their time, talent or treasure. In addition to painting a canvas, the artists – high school students, professional artists, Parkview coworkers and physicians, and community celebrities – provided a story highlighting why they selected their Everyday Star.
The Parkview Foundation selected BioTouch to develop the kiosk because of their ability to develop in both a Windows and iOS environment. “Our goal was to use technology in a way that would be accessible to all so that the stories behind the Murosity Project would inspire and bring hope,” said Larry Rowland, President of Parkview Foundation. “BioTouch understood this goal and brought the creativity and skill we needed to the development of the kiosk.”
Tony Kohrman of BioTouch said, “BioTouch is honored to join Parkview and its Foundations in the creation of new communication solutions for the local community.”
Parkview Hospital Foundation - the oldest of all Parkview Health foundations, the Parkview Foundation focuses on the charitable mission of Parkview Hospital, Parkview Women's and Children's Hospital, Parkview's Home Health and Hospice, Parkview Behavioral Health, and Parkview Physicians' Group. It is the fundraising leader for the new Parkview Regional Medical Center.
BioTouch is an Indiana company specializing in mobile and touch-based solutions. It is a joint venture of Tony Kohrman and Nate Todd.