Voxel Bay 1 of 5 Top Finalists; SXSW Interactive Innovation Award

Ohio State / ACCAD and Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH) are being recognized for being 1 of the top 5 finalists in the area of Health, Med and Biotech, at the internationally recognized SXSW Festival, a very prestigious honor. SXSW is calling these finalist projects the connected world’s best and most forward-thinking.  "After reviewing hundreds of applications, our advisory board of SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards jurists selected 65 finalists. in each of the 13 categories, we've named the top 5".

This SXSW article names Voxel Bay one of the top 5 in the Health, Med and Biotech category. The award acknowledges new technology that best improves the quality, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care in health and medicine.

Also see Nationwide Children's Hospital press release.

A clinical trial is wrapping up for Voxel Bay, a VR game designed to distract and comfort young patients during medical procedures at the Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH). The project was proposed by Amy Dunn, MD, director of Hematology, Oncology and BMT. The game was developed through the leadership of Jeremy Patterson, NCH User Experience Technology Research and Development Lead and head designer for the project; along with OSU graduate students, Alice Grischchenko (Design) and John Luna (Dance). Below is a video documentation produced by NCH, showing the impactful treatment protocol.

For more information about the work graduate students did to create the Video Games for the Virtual Reality headset - visit the Voxel Bay research page