Kate Strickling and Jessica Wilkinson, BYU MPH students, won $10,000 in a competition last week with Samsung.
The award was for the Games 4 Health competition at the University of Utah. It is a student game design competition that challenges students to design an app/game that promotes health.
They created a game called "Calorie Quest" that aims to increase physical activity in adolescents using virtual reality technology. They won third place in the virtual reality/augmented category and the overall "Super Category Challenge" prize from Samsung.
Here is a little more about the challenge categories & the challenge itself: