[Imagine Cup 2012] Ki-Breath: a video game to help children fight against cystic fibrosis
In Europe alone, one in 2,500 newborns has cystic fibrosis. Not so long ago, the life expectancy of a person with the disease was seven years. Today, despite numerous and tedious physiotherapy sessions, and despite multiple treatments, the average age of death for all patients is only 28 years.
So how can we make this daily struggle against illness more bearable for children?
This is where Ki-Breath comes in, the project developed by four developers as part of Imagine Cup 2012, the tenth edition of the student world championships in digital innovation organized by Microsoft.
The goal for these students is to imagine digital tools to meet one or more of the eight Millennium Development Goals and imagine a world where technology helps us respond to the most crucial challenges of our society..
Their idea to facilitate physiotherapy and make the treatment more acceptable for children? Offer a series of playful and entertaining games, on computer and on Xbox, which support children in their daily physical and respiratory exercises and allow them to better fight against disease:
The project is led by Jose Martins, Julien Mialon, Laetitia Bourda and Maxime Troussier.
Also discover the other projects carried out within the framework of Imagine Cup 2012: