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    • Video Games& Mobile Appsfor Health andHealthcareAaron Gray, M.D.Depts of Family Medicine &OrthopaedicsUniversity of Missouri
    • Overview Why Games for Health? Benefits of Video Games Gamification Mobile Apps/Games Microsoft Kinect
    • Yearly conference that brings together those in videogame industry with those in medicine and academics
    • RWJF Support Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer portfolio has given $9 million for Games for Health exploration “Pioneersaw games as a promising but unconventional area for exploration, with the potential to lower costs of patient care and drive significant improvements in people’s health and health care.”
    •  Excellent database that looks at effectiveness of interactive games for health Also provides grant funding for projects
    • How Games can be used forHealth (from Archimage.com) Change player’s health behavior  Getting a child to eat more fruits and vegetables Change player’s health attitude about a health topic  Being physically activity isn’t as hard as it seems Increase player’s knowledge about a health topic  Nutrition
    • How Games can be used forHealth (from Archimage.com) Helpplayer make a difficult health decision  Choosing a cancer treatment option Engage player to make an otherwise boring topic fun
    • Wait, I thought video gamesonly made kids fat?
    • Benefits of Video Games Increasedcreativity in kids with regards to drawing pictures and writing stories than those who didn’t play video games. Jackson et al. Computers in Human Behavior, 2011. Improved treatment adherence and indicators of self-efficacy in adolescents undergoing cancer therapy using a video game intervention Kato, et al. Pediatrics, 2008.
    • Parents should play too! Girls who played video games with their parents had decreased levels of internalizing and aggressive behaviors and heightened prosocial behavior
    • Video Games for Health Many different types of games for many different populations
    • “It made it a lot more fun,” said GladysMoore, 89, while cyber-racing throughthe streets of “Palm Beach”
    • Re-Mission (by HopeLab)
    • Re-Mission (by HopeLab)
    • Gamification “is the integration of game mechanics or game dynamics in order to drive participation and engagement” Examples?
    • Games that aren’t games
    • Zamzee – What is it?A digital accelerometerconnected to a websitewith virtual awards,badges, and real rewards.Measures andencourages physicalactivity in children
    • Zamzee – Does it work? 448 middle school kids from across the country in study with half using Zamzee Intervention group - 59% increase (45 min. per week) in moderate to vigorous activity (MVPA) 102% increase in MVPA in girls
    • Rewards and Levels onZamzee
    • Mobile Apps for Health
    • Smartphones are everywhere! February 2012 only 12% of Americans reported have no cell phone 62% of 25-34 year olds own smartphones Half of mobile phones in the US are smartphones Around 100 million people have smartphones in United States
    • Smartphones = Multiplesensors disguised as a phone GPS Accelerometer Compass Gyroscope
    • Combined Mobile Apps &Websites Many successful health and fitness products combine mobile apps and more detailed websites Social networking and support groups can provide great help for patients trying to reach goals Let’s look at some apps…
    • Want to eat healthy and stayactive? There are MANY, MANY apps for that!
    • Let’s try to make running alittle more fun!
    • Zombies can get anyone to run
    • Zombies not your thing… Picasso in France in 1971. Photograph: Ralph Gatti
    •  YOU are the Pencil
    • Superbetter Web and mobile based “game” to empower users to battle anxiety, depression, insomnia, overeating, lack of exercising, etc. Developed by Jane McGonigal
    • The Origins of Superbetter
    • Microsoft Kinect -You are the controller
    • Microsoft Kinect Motion Sensor Device
    • Nike+ Kinect
    • Kinect Skeletal Tracking Demo
    • Possibilities of Kinect Home physical therapy Balance testing and training Injury prevention Endless …
    • Microsoft ApplicationDevelopment Lab at RJIPartnership with Microsoft and Univ. ofMissouri to promote app developmentFull time lead developer and lab managerGreat location for partnerships of differentschools/departments on campus todevelop innovative solutions
    • @MizzouSportsDoc