Games for Health

By Stephen P. Yang, Ph.D. | Using games and technology to improve health #GFH #seriousgames #exergame #exergaming

Augmented Reality In Sports: Blurring The Lines Between Video Games And Real Life

Sports and technology are two industries that have intersected quite a bit through the years. With the rise of analytics and game preparation, teams …

Augmented Reality

A tech startup is using virtual reality as a weapon against cancer

Cancer vs. VR<p>OnComfort’s goal is to help patients cope with the stress and pain associated with cancer treatment, but the startup isn’t working on a …

Virtual Reality

Digital health is dead, says this health-tech investor

<i>Rob Coppedge is CEO of Echo Health Ventures in Seattle and has been investing and working in health care for 20 years.</i><p>Let me be clear: I believe …

Digital Health

Virtual reality deployment is a big part of this Navy training program

Why it matters to you<p>The Navy has announced a major overhaul of the LCS program that includes virtual reality training using sophisticated simulators.<p>…

Military

How to Create a Gamified Chore App with Octalysis - Yu-kai Chou: Gamification & Behavioral Design

<i>This article was written by Contributing Writer Erik van Mechelen.</i><p>Kids don’t like chores<p>Getting kids active and participating in household chores has …

White Hat

Minecraft-based Pfizer app uses gamification to help kids with hemophilia

Pfizer this week launched a modification of the popular sandbox game Minecraft, offering children with hemophilia a new way to learn about staying …

Digital Health

3 Ways Virtual Reality Is Transforming Medical Care

Doctors are using VR to address some of the most challenging medical problems.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>Think virtual reality is just about gaming and the world of make-believe? Get real. From product design to real estate, many industries have adopted VR and related …

Medicine

The Difference Between 'VR' And 'AR' Technologies Explained [Infographic]

The phrases "virtual reality" (VR) and "augmented reality" (AR) get thrown around quite a bit in tech circles. If you've been keeping your distance …

Virtual Reality

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A New Way for Therapists to Get Inside Heads: Virtual Reality

SAN FRANCISCO — Dawn Jewell recently treated a patient haunted by a car crash. The patient had developed acute anxiety over the cross streets where the crash occurred, unable to drive a route that carried so many painful memories.<p>So Dr. Jewell, a psychologist in Colorado, treated the patient …

Virtual Reality

Legendary Pokémon are headed to Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go’s getting Legendary Pokémon, those ultra rare, ultra powerful pocket monsters that typically figure prominently in the narrative arc for the main series console games. The Legendary Pokémon will appear as Eggs at gyms, and they’ll act as bosses for the new Raids that the game recently …

Pokémon

This mixed reality room is so trippy it might leave you questioning reality

THÉORIZ studio is bringing an empty room to life with motion tracking and augmented reality. Projections in the room change as you interact with …

Augmented Reality

DHS has a video game-like trainer for active shooter incidents

Today, the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate announced the release of a virtual training platform for active shooter incidents. The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment, or EDGE, is a program that creates a virtual active shooter scenario through which first …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

This Hotel Now Has Rooms With Mini Personal Gyms Inside

It’s not always possible to keep up with your workout routine while traveling. So one hotel chain is making it easier to cycle, do yoga, or sweat …

Hospitality

MultiBrief: The changing video game: How interactive gaming can be beneficial

When Wii Fit hit the market in 2007, consumers went crazy. According to Nintendo, Wii Fit has sold 22.67 million units as of March 2017. What made it …

Active Games Improve Memory and Brain Health According to New Study

A new study led by University of Manchester researchers has found that games that involve movement and physical activity significantly improve brain …

The Brain

Peloton is now a unicorn because of the spinning class craze

Have you ever taken a class at SoulCycle? Or better yet, Flywheel?<p>Spinning has turned out to be a big business, and there’s one brand that’s been gaining traction in the at-home fitness space. Peloton’s $2,000 bikes have developed a cult following, mainly because of its live-streamed classes, which …

Peloton

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Learning

Effects of Exergaming on Physical Activity in Overweight Individuals

1.<p>World Health Organization. Obesity and overweight [Internet factsheet]. Geneva: WHO; 2014. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/. …

Visual Data Exploration for Balance Quantification in Real-Time During Exergaming - Research database - University of Groningen

Unintentional injuries are among the ten leading causes of death in older adults; falls cause 60% of these deaths. Despite their effectiveness to …

Google video shows how its new VR feature could be a game changer

Google's virtual reality announcement Wednesday at Google I/O was a big deal.<p>But that might not be readily apparent to those still getting their feet …

Virtual Reality

Pokémon Go kicking off Adventure Week on Thursday with in-game bonuses and more

Pokémon Go is approaching its first anniversary later this summer and Niantic is kicking off a new in-game event to keep the momentum going. Pokémon Go will soon launch Adventure Week which includes perks at PokéStops, discounts in the shop, and bonus candy when walking buddy Pokémon. Adventure …

Pokémon Go

Zwift review: the return of the home exercise bike

“Oh God. What are you doing?”<p>I don’t need to look up to know that my other half has a look of disdain on her face – the kind she uses when I’m dressed from neck to knee in Lycra.<p>“Just going for a quick ride,” I pant.<p>“Why are you dressed like that?” Deep breath.<p>“Because it helps.”<p>“How?”<p>The truth is …

Cycling

At Tribeca, VR is something you have to feel to believe

This year, the Tribeca Film Festival collected virtual reality that could reach out and hug you.<p>Every year, the festival gathers a slate of interactive storytelling into a darkly lit, packed room, called Tribeca Immersive. In recent years, this program has featured an increasing amount of virtual …

Virtual Reality

Two companies work to demystify surgical procedures and anatomy through augmented reality, 3D apps

Even the tiniest view of a surgical procedure can be too much for non-medical professionals, but for actual surgeons, more visibility is a real asset.

Augmented Reality

Energy expenditure and affect responses to different types of active video game and exercise

by Javier Monedero, Enda E. Murphy, Donal J. O’GormanBackgroundThe purpose of this study was to compare entertainment-themed active video game (AVG) …

Exercise

Virtual Reality Game to Help You Meditate

Virtual reality gaming till now was only about fun and immersion.<p>But now, a new game has been developed which will help players meditate in a better …

HoloLens system uses augmented reality to aid spinal surgery

Augmented reality (AR) isn't just for <i>Pokémon Go</i> and Snapchat masks, the technology will can have practical applications in areas like medicine, …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft HoloLens becomes an AR assistant for spinal surgery

Since the HoloLens was introduced, Microsoft has pitched it as both a gaming peripheral and a practical assistant in the workplace. Professionals have already started using its augmented reality tech to help out, from building engineers donning it to visualize structural blueprints or Duke surgeons …

Augmented Reality