Games for Health: The Promise
Identify, and make available comparative 

advantages all of videogames offer...
Build acces...
2014 Summer Game Jam
6/20-6/22
SPSU (Atlanta),
September 5-7, 2014
!
Conference
September 8-9, 2014
!
Kuopio, Finland
Silent Enemy
“Video gaming enhances cognitive
skills that decline with age”
“I’m sure you’re thinking of Wii Fit, 

but this is not like anything we have made before…”
The CEO was vague about the de...
Game
Game
SAAS	

Backend	

Services
The Battlefield...
Game
Game
SAAS	

Backend	

Services
The Battlefield...
“So on the complete
outer edge of reality, if
they did announce an
iWatch, and if it does
look amazing, and if
you can dev...
Game
Health
Tracking
Game
Health
Game
Game
Game
Tracking
What Should EVERYONE Play?
Not disease based Consumer biz/dist models
multiple health issues ideally global
be healthier immediately... offers popula...
First Aid
Positive Psychology & PERMA
Exergaming
Nutrition
RiskyMe
Healthy Me
Probability
Anti-Drug, Smoking,
STD, Alcohol...
The NomNom
GameKit Project
Better Nutrition Games
Food
Catch the Fruit
We’re not kidding!
Idea: Prototyping Kit!
“Prototype more, suck less”
- Greg Costikyan
Food Cards
FRUIT
Alerts
Namespace $
Three Data Boxes
Background
color
matches
MyPlate
Circle spot
ideal for picture
of ite...
Verb Sticker/Writing Area
i
IMAGE!
AREA
Icons, Instructions, etc.
Color Code!
Modifier Area
Action Code Area 32 AB
Hunger C...
Kits
• 100+ kits will be ready fall ’14
• Individuals & Organizations apply to receive a kit!
• Kit awardees must produce ...
http://www.bit.ly/crowdgames
W E M A D E T H E W O R L D ’ S F I R S T
M O B I L E A C T I V E G A M E E N G I N E …
W H A T I F ?
Human Joysticks
T U R N I N G R E A L - W O R L D H U M A N A C T I V I T Y &
D E C I S I O N S I N T O I N P U T S T H A ...
M E I L I A R C H I T E C T U R E
P L AY E R
A U D I O A S S E T S . WAV, . A I F, . O G G , . M P 3
J S O N
S T R U C T U...
Output
Activity 

&

Gesture

Engine
Gestur
al
Activity
One

Handed

“Blind”

Inputs
Other
Environmental

& Device
Camera
...
Output
Activity 

&

Gesture

Engine
Gestural
Activity
One

Handed

“Blind”

Inputs
Other
Environmental

& Device
Camera
G...
W H A T C A N Y O U B U I L D W I T H M E I L I
A C T I O N G A M E S N A R R AT I V E S S T R AT E G Y G A M E S
M E I L ...
Active Gaming Challenge!
Coming August 2014
December 7-11, 2014!
Washington, DC
Games
for
Health
Pavilion!
Utrecht!
Netherlands!
!
October 27-28
www.gamesforhealtheurope.org
Give me your ideas…
Ideas wanted…
• The shift to being a real business has begun - the stakes are raised!!
• Huge platforms and players are coming - how do ...
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The opening slides for Games for Health Conference 2014 covering where things are and where they might head for both the field, and The Games for Health Project alike.

Games for Health 2014 Opening Slides

  1. 1. Games for Health: The Promise Identify, and make available comparative 
 advantages all of videogames offer... Build accessible tools to model & play with health... Public Core engagement for active & healthy lifestyle development Engage & Motivate Change & Support Scale & Sustain News forms of active communication w/better results Help People Make Better Choices
  2. 2. 2014 Summer Game Jam 6/20-6/22 SPSU (Atlanta),
  3. 3. September 5-7, 2014 ! Conference September 8-9, 2014 ! Kuopio, Finland
  4. 4. Silent Enemy
  5. 5. “Video gaming enhances cognitive skills that decline with age”
  6. 6. “I’m sure you’re thinking of Wii Fit, 
 but this is not like anything we have made before…” The CEO was vague about the details of the new health business, hinting that the device 
 or service could be used "beyond the living room" 
 unlike the sports and fitness games available for its Wii and Wii U consoles.
  7. 7. Game Game SAAS Backend Services The Battlefield...
  8. 8. Game Game SAAS Backend Services The Battlefield...
  9. 9. “So on the complete outer edge of reality, if they did announce an iWatch, and if it does look amazing, and if you can develop apps for it, i would be so stoked.” - Zach Gage
  10. 10. Game Health Tracking Game Health Game Game Game Tracking
  11. 11. What Should EVERYONE Play?
  12. 12. Not disease based Consumer biz/dist models multiple health issues ideally global be healthier immediately... offers population effects address new health model & health literacy needs
  13. 13. First Aid Positive Psychology & PERMA Exergaming Nutrition RiskyMe Healthy Me Probability Anti-Drug, Smoking, STD, Alcohol Cognitive Health Hygiene/
 Infectious Health Stress Health Finances &Consumption Vaccines Crowdsourcing Self Diagnostics Emotional Health
  14. 14. The NomNom GameKit Project Better Nutrition Games Food
  15. 15. Catch the Fruit We’re not kidding!
  16. 16. Idea: Prototyping Kit! “Prototype more, suck less” - Greg Costikyan
  17. 17. Food Cards FRUIT Alerts Namespace $ Three Data Boxes Background color matches MyPlate Circle spot ideal for picture of item e.g. Common Serving Size, Calories, Fats 1. Allergy 2. Empty Calories 3. Processed 4. Sodium Alert ! are 4 possible alerts binary labels to place here possible contextual modifier (e.g. whole grain for grains)
  18. 18. Verb Sticker/Writing Area i IMAGE! AREA Icons, Instructions, etc. Color Code! Modifier Area Action Code Area 32 AB Hunger Cue +1 Roll to see if you snack between meals
  19. 19. Kits • 100+ kits will be ready fall ’14 • Individuals & Organizations apply to receive a kit! • Kit awardees must produce 1 prototype and post ingredients plus rules • Sponsored jams, contests to incentivize developers • Make your own kit files available for download
  20. 20. http://www.bit.ly/crowdgames
  21. 21. W E M A D E T H E W O R L D ’ S F I R S T M O B I L E A C T I V E G A M E E N G I N E … W H A T I F ?
  22. 22. Human Joysticks T U R N I N G R E A L - W O R L D H U M A N A C T I V I T Y & D E C I S I O N S I N T O I N P U T S T H A T D R I V E G A M E S Y O U P L A Y A S Y O U G O A B O U T Y O U R D A Y 
 
 Y O U R A C T I O N S A R E T H E J O Y S T I C K
  23. 23. M E I L I A R C H I T E C T U R E P L AY E R A U D I O A S S E T S . WAV, . A I F, . O G G , . M P 3 J S O N S T R U C T U R E D D ATA E N A B L E S E A S Y “ E V E N T D R I V E N ” P R O G R A M M I N G H T M L ( 5 ) S Y S T E M S U P P O R T S H T M L 5 F O R M O R E A D VA N C E D U I J AVA S C R I P T J AVA S C R I P T E N G I N E I S AVA I L A B L E AT “ S O U R C E C O D E L E V E L ” P H O N E G A P / C O R D O VA X - P L AT F O R M E N G I N E W / N AT I V E P L U G I N S I O S A N D R O I D W I N D O W S P H O N E
  24. 24. Output Activity & Gesture Engine Gestur al Activity One Handed “Blind” Inputs Other Environmental & Device Camera GPS Mic Time/ Date Input Screen Tilt Game Engine Structured Data JSON Aural Background Speech Music SFX Screen & Device Screen Color LED Force Feedback Log Web services in Web services out ITTT Twitter/ FB TXTs Photos Weather Push Notificatio n Meili Engine A PhoneGap framework for enabling active gaming on mobile devices, Battery
  25. 25. Output Activity & Gesture Engine Gestural Activity One Handed “Blind” Inputs Other Environmental & Device Camera GPS Mic Time/ Date Input Screen Tilt Game Engine Structured Data JSON Aural Background Speech Music SFX Screen & Device Screen Color LED Force Feedback Log Web services in Web services out ITTT Twitter/ FB TXTs Photos Weather Push Notification Battery Meili Engine Status
  26. 26. W H A T C A N Y O U B U I L D W I T H M E I L I A C T I O N G A M E S N A R R AT I V E S S T R AT E G Y G A M E S M E I L I C A N F U E L N E W I D E A S F O R A U G M E N T E D G A M E S O F TA G , N E W S P O R T S , R E A L - T I M E A C T I O N G A M E S B A S E D O N M O V E M E N T M E I L I ’ S K E Y S T R E N G T H : M O B I L E A U D I O A D V E N T U R E T O O L K I T. C R E AT E Y O U R O W N G U M S H O E M Y S T E R I E S , S C A RY S T O R I E S F O R N I G H T T I M E WA L K S & H I S T O R I C A L N A R R AT I V E S B A S E D O N R E A L W O R L D L O C AT I O N S R E S O U R C E M A N A G E M E N T W H E R E Y O U P H Y S I C A L LY M O V E I T E M S A R O U N D A R E A L M A P M U S I C G A M E S M E D I TAT I O N R P G S L O A D U P S O U N D T R A C K S , A N D R E WA R D T H E I R M O V E M E N T W I T H M E I L I M E I L I D E T E C T S S T I L L N E S S A S W E L L A S M O V E M E N T T H E W O R L D C A N B E C O M E T H E M A P
  27. 27. Active Gaming Challenge! Coming August 2014
  28. 28. December 7-11, 2014! Washington, DC Games for Health Pavilion!
  29. 29. Utrecht! Netherlands! ! October 27-28 www.gamesforhealtheurope.org
  30. 30. Give me your ideas… Ideas wanted…
  31. 31. • The shift to being a real business has begun - the stakes are raised!! • Huge platforms and players are coming - how do you adapt? • Wearables are about to explode… what can you make?! • Some of the best games for health are games about health… will you make something too?! • Some areas (e.g. nutrition) are still wide open… can you crack the code?! • Bigger partners are helping to level up the field… join us! Future…

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