Posted on 9 April, 2018
Nerdcore Medical’s infectious disease card game, Healing Blade: Defenders of Soma, was listed as a finalist in the 2018 Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards, in the health category. There were nearly 1,400 submissions in 12 categories.
The Healing Blade card game idea was conceived of by Drs. Arun Mathews and Francis Kong, as a way to make learning about antibiotic use (and overuse) more interesting, entertaining, visually stimulating, and full of mnemonic aids. Game designer Brandon Patton and graphic designer Raul Gonzalez added the final polishes to make the game gorgeous and fun.
By giving these awards, Fast Company hopes to "give more attention to ideas with great potential, and help them expand their reach and serve as inspiration for more people to start work on solving the problems that affect us all."
See list of finalists here.