Odo, the secret keeper
Odo is a secret-keeper who helps the child, in particular one just hospitalized, to fight the guilt, anguish and fears typical of a child in hospital. Difficulty in expressing these negative psychological states to unfamiliar people like doctors and nurses is solved by Odo, who becomes a unique intermediary between the child’s unconscious and the psychologist.
The context of use in which the doll could give a real and tangible benefit is in the personal bedroom of the child at the hospital. During a time in which the child is alone and has the possibility to think about his/her situation, Odo becomes an intimate friend who listens to the child’s frustrations and gives him/her the possibility to feel more calm and thoughtful.