Gamification: How Penguins Help Children Overcome Their MRI Fear


It's noisy, tight and scary - that's how children feel about a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. Because they are scared, they are often too fidgety and anxious during the procedure, causing the images to blur or the scan to be stopped. Researchers have now developed a VR app called Pingunauten Trainer that’s designed to gently prepare the little patients for MRI scans. In this interview, Stefan Liszio talks about the problems that arise when children have to undergo an MRI scan, explains the importance of gamification in healthcare and describes how penguins help children overcome their fear of MRI exams. Read the full interview here: English VersionGerman Version