Most telehealth appointments were conducted over the phone, meaning that doctors were also unable to rely on any visual cues to help with their diagnoses. How difficult is it to communicate or receive information without being able to see?

Your teacher will bring in 5 pillowcases or soft bags with a strong closure and place them at stations around the classroom.


Each bag contains an object.

You will be able to feel it through the pillowcase or bag but will not be able to see it.

Move around the classroom and feel each bag.

Write down your guess. What is the object in the bag?


Once each member of the class has visited each station, your teacher will ask for your suggestions and then reveal the object.


Did anybody guess correctly?

How difficult was this task?

Does it help you understand some of the challenges for doctors of patients using telehealth?