Abstract

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the bone marrow. Lymphoblasts are unable to mature due to errors in signaling leading to an accumulation of non-functioning lymphoblasts. ALL is one of the most common cancers found in children; with an estimated 6590 new cases in the United States in 2016 (seer.cancer.gov, 2016). When a family finds out that their child has been diagnosed with cancer, it could be a shocking and terrifying experience. Understanding and learning about the nature of the disease can be a helpful method to cope with the fear and anxiety. ALLRecovery is created to present a friendly way to explain the complex medical concepts associated with ALL and its treatment. ALLRecovery is an interactive mobile application designed to teach patients and their families about ALL and the common treatments. The app includes 3 animations that serve as an introduction to the arcade game, RECOVER. RECOVER is a top-down shooter game where the player controls chemotherapy agents to destroy leukemia cells.

Publication Date

8-25-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Medical Illustration(MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

Medical Illustration (CHST)

Advisor

James Perkins

Advisor/Committee Member

Glen Hintz

Advisor/Committee Member

Angela Punnett

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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