2019 AMI Online Salon

Introducing the Clinical Arcade

Project Details

  • Company/Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Entrant Name: Sam Bond
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission
  • Other Contributors: Melanie Connolly                     
  • Address: Chicago, IL
  • Client: University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Physical Therapy, Cardiac Rehabilitation program
  • Medium/software used: Pixologic ZBrush, Keyshot, and the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Final presentation format: Journal cover
  • Primary Audience: Rehabilitation scientists, physical therapists, and cardiologists

Project Description

This editorial illustration accompanies a paper introducing a new concept in rehabilitative intervention called the Clinical Arcade, utilizing commercially successful games and virtual reality programs to engage patients in cardiac rehabilitation. Taking inspiration from classic arcades and pinball machines, the piece playfully challenges practitioners to tilt their patient materials into the exploratory world of gaming. As the program is still in development, the purpose of the illustration is to excite and inspire experts in the field on this new framework, highlighting patient vitals and exercise progress while representing the patient’s role as the Player One of their own heart health.