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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)

Presenters:
Manny Hernandez, Diabetes Hands Foundation (both presentations)
Michael Fergusson, Ayogo (at ePatient Connections)

Session description:
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:
http://www.HealthSeekerGame.org

Like HealthSeeker at:
http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=114713051892552

Follow HealthSeeker at:
http://twitter.com/healthseekerFB

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    Healthseeker: Engaging and Motivating with a Facebook Game Healthseeker: Engaging and Motivating with a Facebook Game Presentation Transcript

    • Engaging and Motivating with a Facebook Game Developed by In collaboration with Support provided by Designed by
      • MANNY HERNANDEZ
      • President, Diabetes Hands Foundation
      • @diabetesHF
      • MICHAEL FERGUSSON
      • CEO, Ayogo Games, Inc.
      • @ayogogames
    • Why a Facebook® Health Game?
      • More than 500 million active users (1)
      • Average Facebook user: 130 friends (1)
      • More than 30% of users are 45+ years old (2)
      • 10 most popular Facebook games: 200+ million active monthly users (3)
      • Average Social Gamer is a 43-Year old Woman (!) (4)
      (1) July 2010 – Facebook Statistics (2) February 2010 – Pingdom Study (3) July 2010 – Inside Social Games (4) February 2010 - GigaOm
    • Enter HealthSeeker™
      • Launched June 14, 2010
      • First Health-centric Facebook game
      • Social and fun way to develop healthy habits
      • Over 3,000 new players since launch
      www.HealthSeekerGame.org @HealthSeekerFB
    • The Gap
      • There is an overwhelming demand for new, innovative tools that will engage , empower and motivate people in their day-to-day diabetes management.
    • HealthSeeker™: “Mission Driven”
      • Missions are a means of providing focused, individualized and tangible methods of achieving health-related goals.
    • Feedback from Players on Facebook®
    • Feedback from Players on Twitter
    • What are Diabetes Educators Saying about HealthSeeker™?
      • “ For educators who are struggling to help patients integrate behavior change, HealthSeeker will be a great tool.”
      • “ Very clever! It’s great that the game gives patients examples of specific behaviors to focus on – they need that!”
      • “ I like how the game involves peer support, and even support from a significant other. It’s a way for the family to get and stay healthy, too.”
    • What are Diabetes Educators Saying about HealthSeeker™?
      • “ Would be helpful for players to get e-mail reminders to check in with their progress…kind of like having someone watch over your shoulder, but in a fun way!” (DONE!)
      • “ This game would be great to have as a smart phone app.” (VERY SOON! )
      • “ I now feel like I have a tool to recommend to my patients for ongoing support, especially between education appointments.”
      • MORE
      • SCREENSHOTS
    • Home
    • Missions > All Missions
    • Missions > Completed
    • Friends
    • Friends > Leaders
    • Achievement > My Achievements
    • Achievements > Collective
    • Developed by In collaboration with Support provided by Designed by www.healthSeekerGame.org http://bit.ly/HSpage @ HealthSeekerFB