Worldwide there are 1.4m children born with a serious heart defect. Cardiovascular diseases overall, whether genetic or developed over time, accounted for nearly 43% of all premature deaths around the world in 2016. As such, they are a key part the SDG 3 Good health and well-being in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Specialist mobile agency IQ mobile, based in Vienna, wanted to help the 4,000 young children in Austria that are suffering from heart conditions. Together with their charity partner Herzkinder Österreich they developed an app that could entertain the children while they recover from their surgery in Teddy House. A visit to the circus to see daring acrobatics is a welcome diversion during a hospital stay. Tapping into the many possibilities offered by IQ mobile's technologies, the app makes such a visit to the circus possible – thanks to 360° video and virtual reality.