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Can Games Save Your Life?

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Can Games Save Your Life?

  1. 1. 1<br />Can Games Save Your Life?<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />Games have the potential to revolutionize how we make healthy choices in our everyday lives.<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />Why isn’t this working?<br />Challenge #1: Expectations ≠ Reality<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />If we only knew then what we know now. . . <br />Challenge #2: Immediacy<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />Outcome: Confusion & Failure<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />Games can directly impact the issues related to health behavior choices. <br />REWARDING<br />IMMEDIATE<br />FUN<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />Rewards Are Reinforcing<br />But you have to find what works. . .<br />
  8. 8. 8<br />Reward/reinforcement strategies that promote healthy choices by delivering gratification NOW.<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />Rewards<br />Immediacy<br />Challenge <br />Mastery <br />Autonomy<br />Competition<br />(Social) <br />=<br />FUN<br />And the more fun it is the more you play!<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />
  11. 11. 11<br />Behavior 1: Diet<br />Fruit & Vegetable Intake<br />Saturated Fat Intake<br />
  12. 12. 12<br />Behavior 2: Physical Activity<br />Total Daily Movement <br />
  13. 13. 14<br />Technology & Health Behavior Games<br />MOBILE<br />SENSORS<br />NETWORKS<br />ALGORYTHMS<br />SOCIAL NET<br />
  14. 14. 14<br />Advances in technology will allow us to develop game systems that encourage healthy choices for people of all ages. <br />And they will be. . . <br />PERSUASIVE<br />OMNIPRESENT<br />FUN!<br />
  15. 15. 15<br />Ernesto Ramirez<br />erramirez@gmail.com<br />www.ernestoramirez.org<br />@e_ramirez<br />All photos via Flickr (Slide#/Flickr ID)<br />1/mtsofan 2/eyefruit 3/johncohen 4/tokaris 5/b-tal 6/galrandcannon<br /> 7/keryvw 8/xploded 9/id-iom 11/bonnieshulman 12/aarmono <br />13/evelynishere14/jm999uk 15/thetruthabout<br />

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