Healthseeker: Engaging and Motivating with a Facebook Game
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Slide deck for presentation at e-Patient Connections (September 2010). Updated for Maker Faire (May 2011) ...
Slide deck for presentation at e-Patient Connections (September 2010). Updated for Maker Faire (May 2011)
Manny Hernandez, Diabetes Hands Foundation (both presentations)
Michael Fergusson, Ayogo (at ePatient Connections)
There is a widely-held belief that playing games online is a waste of time at best (“Your friend sent you a sheep!”), and part of an unhealthy sedentary lifestyle at worst. A closer look reveals something quite different, however: games and play are one of the strongest motivators of behaviour, and a key tool for anyone looking to develop or reinforce healthy habits. HealthSeeker is a game that turns your Facebook network of friends onto a source of support as you complete real-world missions to get healthier through simple everyday actions. Join us for a discussion about the game, how it works and how it came about.
Play HealthSeeker at:
Like HealthSeeker at:
Follow HealthSeeker at:
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