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Vir-ed for iOS

Developer's Description

Learn about virology and immunology via virtual reality immersion!

This app is part of a pilot program to determine how VR may be exploited to improve public engagement and awareness of systems biology. Throughout the story and a series of minigames, players can:

1. See how viruses invade host cells

2. Learn basic biological mechanisms associated with virus infection (e.g. gene transcription)

3. Experience how human cells detect viruses by the DNA sensing pathway (aka the cGAS pathway)

This is pilot software developed by students under the direction of the Shoemaker Immunosystems Lab at the University of Pittsburgh (website: shoemakerlab.pitt.edu). The app was created using Unity 5.6.0.

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This is an open source initiative. The Unity files are available from the Immunosytems webpage under the MIT distribution license.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.01


Release January 8, 2020
Date Added January 8, 2020
Version 1.01

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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