Physiology of Cystic Fibrosis via Virtual Reality

Project Owner

  • Philip Poronnik
  • TechLab
  • Sydney Medical Program

Project Credits

  • Jim Cook
  • John Antonis
  • Lydia Gu

Start Date

  • 16 Jul 2018


  • PoC completed 25 Jul 2018
  • Showcase delivered 26 Jul 2018

Problem Statement

MDMP5111: stage one of the Sydney Medical Program wanted to be the first cohort in the world to learn the physiology of Cystic Fibrosis via Virtual Reality.

Final Brief

Oculus Go project - Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator is a membrane protein and chloride channel in vertebrates that is encoded by the CFTR gene.

We deployed 12 Oculus Go devices with our latest molecular experience which demonstrates CFTR in its open and closed states. (But the molecules are the size of skyscrapers).

Mutations in the CFTR protein cause cystic fibrosis, a debilitating condition which has high morbidity and often requires a lung transplant.

CFTR stands for Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator. (TIL)

Challenges & Learnings

  • C1.
  • L1.
  • C2.
  • L2.

Languages / Framework

Unity, C#

Links to Resources

Source Code Repository Path

Dev Deployment Path

The 12 Oculus Go devices