This case study focuses on the user experience design and prototyping of the augmented reality app designed for patients at UNC Children’s Hospital.
UNC Children’s Hospital
Create the prototype of an augmented reality game app for patients at UNC Children’s Hospital to interact with each other and the spaces around them.
Super Squad is an Augmented reality app that leverages storytelling, gamification and augmented reality to engage pediatric patients at UNC Children’s Hospital in physical activity. The app leads 8- to 13-year-old patients on a journey through the hospital floor to find clues and solve problems. Collaborating with UNC pediatrician and faculty member Dr. Richard Hobbs, M.D., we have designed the experience to improve patient outcomes and solve the problem of motivating long-term pediatric patients to exercise.
The initial prototype funding came through two awards: a $10,000 gift from Bandz Boyz and a $10,000 grant from UNC Hospitals’ Innovation Fund. The project will be implemented in Fall 2018 with plans to expand to multiple children’s hospitals across the state.