Augmented Reality keeps siblings of hospitalized children active and motivated at the hospital

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Active children and healthy habits
Active children and healthy habits
VIBORG, Denmark - Oct. 22, 2019 - PRLog -- When children are hospitalized their family follows and every member plays a role during their time at the hospital.

In Denmark a joint venture of some of the main hospitals in Denmark and the game development company Play Doktor is trying to find a solution using Augmented Reality to keep children active and moving at the hospital (YouTube video about the application: ).

What started with a few games developed together with children at the hospital (Facebook link development with children at the hospital: developed into a universe where Augmented Reality supports lessons about healthy habits and getting kids to move.

The result is an application called Doktor Universe (Free download Apple App Store:  Free download Google Play: ) where children and their families can browse through different games, starting with a walk together with a virtual pet, counting steps as they walk, getting rewarded with new items for their virtual pets (Video YouTube - Kids at the hospital in Aarhus Denmark playing with Augmented Reality: ).

The application also shows a progress map, to let children and their parents know how long they walked and how active they have been.

Image progress map in the application:
(Link to image on Google Drive: )

While some of the games are free, others can be purchased directly in the application or be activated using 3D jigsaw puzzles donated to hospitals worldwide (YouTube Video activating games with 3D Jigsaw puzzles: ).

The idea of creating these games, where Augmented Reality brings a new way to use tablets and phones to help children at the hospital started when one of the developer's child was to be hospitalized. "I have been a game developer for more than 10 years. I saw a need and an opportunity to help children understand those procedures they go through at hospitals by explaining them in their language, through imaginary characters, games and stories," says Play Doktor's CEO Fabio Cujino.

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