Our Mobile App to Prepare Pediatric Patients for Proton Therapy
Proton U is an interactive storybook designed exclusively for pediatric patients and their families to use in preparation for proton therapy treatment. The app is intended to engage young patients and help them understand what to expect at the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute. We encourage patients to download and play through the app before arriving at the proton center.
What’s in the app?
This app is a customized educational experience that includes a complete walk-through of proton therapy, a full cast of team members who explain treatment, special activities with unlockable features, a chance to explore the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, and a section with information for parents.
Benefits of Proton U
Proton U was envisioned by a certified child life specialist in collaboration with our pediatric proton therapy team as a new interactive educational tool that prepares patients on what to expect during treatment thus increasing treatment adherence.
“By introducing pediatric patients to the sights, sounds, and experience of our proton center through playful interaction, Proton U may reduce anxiety and fear.”- Dr. Danny Indelicato, University of Florida Director of Pediatric Radiotherapy
How can I get the app?
Download the app for iOS today. For the most vivid experience, we recommend viewing on an iPad.
Types of pediatric cancer treated with proton therapy include: