Games for Health

Games for Health

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Founded in 2004, the Games for Health Project supports community, knowledge and business development efforts to use cutting-edge games and game technologies to improve health and health care. The Games for Health Conference brings together researchers, medical professionals and game developers to share information about the impact of games, playful interaction and game technologies on health, health care and policy. Over two days, more than 400 attendees participate in over 60 sessions provided by an international array of 80+ speakers, cutting across a wide range of activities in health and health care. Topics include exergaming, physical therapy, disease management, health behavior change, biofeedback, rehab, epidemiology, training, cognitive health, nutrition and health education.The platform that is currently in use at the two therapeutic centers we visited is the Wii. The most apparent problem is the difficulty in holding the Wii remote, let alone simultaneously press buttons and specifically pointing it. This easily evokesanbsp;...


Title:Games for Health
Author: Ben Schouten, Stephen Fedtke, Tilde Bekker, Marlies Schijven, Alex Gekker
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-10-16
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