Visible Viruses

Issued: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:33:00 GMT

Students at the Glasgow School of Art have been collaborating with Ed Hutchinson and Connor Bamford at the Centre for Virus Research (CVR) to help people learn more about viruses using their phone or tablet, some posters, and the power of augmented reality (AR).

Rachael Suétt, a recent graduate of the University of Glasgow/Glasgow School of Art Masters in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy, has released the app "Visible Viruses" to help people understand the viruses that surround us all.

The app, which is aimed particularly at secondary school pupils, is a multimedia educational tool, which combines posters and an app to explore key features of three viruses. The posters can be used on their own but, as Rachael explains, they also use augmented reality to trigger animated content in the app “so that they provide the user with a whole new perspective on viruses”.

The resources link detailed 3D animations, wide-ranging text and quizzes to provide up-to-date information about what viruses are and what they do.

To find out more and for information on how to download the app and accompanying posters, visit the CVR’s Contagious Thinking Blog