NEON is working with Queens University Belfast to develop an augmented reality game to distract children in hospital as they receive routine cannula procedures. In the same way that VR has been shown to be effective in immersive distraction, AR equally offers the same opportunities. Undergoing any kind of medical procedure can be frightening and stressful for a child and if procedures fail to go ahead this can result in a delay of treatment to the child, upset and cost to the NHS. So NEON teamed with QUB to develop an AR game Whack A Mo which will only be available in a hospital setting. The game is being designed closely with children and health professionals. To be kept up-to-date on Whack A Mo please complete our contact form.