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Gamification: how penguins help children overcome their MRI fear

Interview with Stefan Liszio, Entertainment Computing Group, University of Duisburg-Essen

04/23/2019

Image: Smiling blond man with lip piercing - Stefan Liszio; Copyright: privat

Stefan Liszio, Entertainment Computing Group, University of Duisburg-Essen

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Image: Woman with VR glasses at MEDICA 2018; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf
Image: Screenshot of the VR app: small penguin with mother in waiting room; Copyright: Entertainment Computing Group, Uni DUE & LAVAlabs Moving Images

In the app, the children and the Pingunauten gradually approach the situation that triggers fear. They start in the waiting room.

Image: Screenshot of the VR app: a small penguin sitting on the treatment table of the MRI device; Copyright: Entertainment Computing Group, Uni DUE & LAVAlabs Moving Images

The children experience how their companions Lars and Lotta behave in the unknown situation and see that they are not afraid.

Image: Screenshot of the VR app: View out of the MRI tube into the treatment room; Copyright: Entertainment Computing Group, Uni DUE & LAVAlabs Moving Images

Finally, the children experience the MRI examination from the point of view of the Pingunauten.

Image: Elena Blume; Copyright: P. Schmitz