SOTI (Specific Oral Tolerance Induction) is a collaboration between several organizations to handle serious problems of food allergy in children.
The main activity, held at the Azienda Ospedaliera Fatebenefratelli of Milan, is the oral desensitization that allows children with severe food allergy to assume, in a security context, the allergenic food that had previously caused anaphylaxis.
These children tend not to heal spontaneously and, instead of trying to ensure their safety excluding the food from their diet, SOTI does the opposite way by dosing the allergenic food, first in the hospital and then at home under the supervision of a Doctor. Thanks to SOTI many children, after about one year, obtained the total or partial tolerance towards those relevent foods (cow's milk, egg, wheat, fish, nuts ...) from the nutritional point of view.
We designed and developed an interactive game to raise public awareness on issues related to allergies and to promote the project SOTI and the Allergology center of Fatebenefratelli Hospital.
Instruction & Game
- Associate Professor Franca Garzotto
- Eng. Mirko Gelsomini