Kids help create app for cystic fibrosis

Elementary students teamed up with Augusta University to create a mobile app game for kids to help raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, an inherited life-threatening disease that mainly affects the lungs and digestive system.

The understudies at Chukker Creek Elementary School concocted the idea to teach others about Cystic Fibrosis (CF), planned characters and inquired about various realities that are remembered for the game.

The game, Bacteria Battle, is an enjoyment, instructive, activity game that makes the player an anti-microbial that wards off microscopic organisms. Utilizing a military-subject for the game, a general will appoint missions to teach you about CF just as how it influences the lungs and pancreas.

The game likewise incorporates a segment that permits children to graph their PCP’s visits and give them rewards for checking in and noting on the off chance that they have taken their medicine or not, as per Jeff Mastromonico, executive of the Educational and Collaborative Technology Department.


Inside that division, the Instructional Design and Development (IDD) group built up the ongoing interaction and the translation of the illustrations. The group met with the understudies to audit the game and the understudies “red pen” it with the things that they need to change.

The idea of the game was presented after IDD distributed a Diabetic Virtual Pet game that was created in a joint effort with the University of Houston and shows kids with diabetes how to settle on sound nourishment decisions. Alecia Kinard, mother of a baby with CF who is a patient at CHOG, saw the application and drew closer Mastromonico with working together with Chukker Creek for CF.

“She is the backer for the Lego League at Chukker Creek and the Educational bit of their opposition this year was to show how innovation can teach,” said Mastromonico. “She moved toward me with the thought and it appeared the ideal open door for network exceed just as demonstrating the understudies how innovation and training can go connected at the hip.”

The IDD group has likewise made numerous ventures for and with Children’s, including a progression of iBooks and different games for the child patients like Allergen Alert and EPI-GERMIS.

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