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The Clean Cut: BYU students, Primary Children’s Hospital combine forces to create new Pokemon Go game for patients

Young patients get to participate in the Pokemon Go craze from their hospital beds thanks to "Pokemon Go for Good."
Young patients get to participate in the Pokemon Go craze from their hospital beds thanks to "Pokemon Go for Good."
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Thanks to a group of BYU students and Primary Children's Hospital, children who can't leave their hospital beds to play Pokemon Go are now able to participate.

With up to 30 million downloads in the U.S., the Pokemon Go craze requires players to be out moving around to find new Pokemon.

However, a group of Brigham Young University students teamed up with Primary Children’s Hospital to help patients play the game from their hospital beds with their new idea called “Pokemon Go for Good.”

KSL uploaded a video about the new concept and how it is affecting those children who cannot go outside.

“Pokemon Go for Good” uses screen-sharing technology and requires volunteers to act as proxy for the children, going where the children tell them to go and catching what the children tell them to catch.

"Being able to leverage this phenomenon and do something good with it, we find that to be a much more fulfilling pursuit," said Andrew Forrest, one of the BYU students who created the game.

Watch the video on KSL.com here.

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Kelsey Schwab writes for the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com.