Ion Channel Game

About this Project

This application, developed with collaborators Hany Ibrahim, Farid Khalafalla, Kevin Steed, Jody Takemoto and Thayer Merritt, is designed to teach about he basics of ion channel function in neurons, cardiac cells and muscle cells. Players through 'ions' through different types of ion channel to initiate action potentials. They will also face challenges involving activating different types of ion channel, facing challenges of concentration gradient and working with multiple ion channels in the correct order. Players will need progressively more knowledge and understanding of bioelectrical principles to advance through the levels. This game is still under development, although I anticipate submitting an early version to the Oculus Lab soon.