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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tuberculosis video game battles world's oldest disease

Tuberculosis video game battles world’s oldest disease


The game involves making strategic choices about allocating resources to treat patients, as well as smaller classic arcade-style games which explore specific details about how drug treatments work and how to read X-rays.

John added: "Studying at Abertay has been an incredible experience, as we are trusted to develop full games from a very early stage and work directly with industry clients.

As well as raising awareness of tuberculosis, the game helps test the mathematical model and provide data back to Professor Gillespie's infection research group. John Brengman, student producer of Project Sanitarium, said: "The scale of the global tuberculosis pandemic is absolutely terrifying, but there's still very little awareness about this disease.

Tuberculosis video game battles world’s oldest disease

"You have as much chance of surviving Ebola without treatment as you do of surviving tuberculosis with treatment. We want to use games technology to help tackle this massive problem, through raising awareness and helping test the scientists' mathematical model."

Tuberculosis video game battles world’s oldest disease
"It's been fantastic to work with world-class scientists to create a completely new type of game, all focused on helping improve the lives of people with tuberculosis through raising awareness of the disease, improving our scientific understanding, and potentially supporting charity fundraising as well."
The game is powered by Microsoft mobile and cloud technology so players can receive real-time updates on the virtual patients they are treating.

Radication Games have now entered their final year of studies where they will develop the game's design and underlying technology further. They intend to form a company after graduating next year, to develop a larger version of the game for release worldwide.

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