Games for Health 2011 (eng)

I want to talk about Games for Health today, a movement that aims to bring serious gaming and healthcare together in order to contribute to more advanced healthcare. It started in 2004 and it promotes communities, knowledge and business development using cutting-edge games and game technologies to improve healthcare. In this congress you will find researchers, healthcare professionals and game designers come together to put their minds and share their knowledge about the impact games have on healthcare.

Recently, in October 2011 the first European Games for Health event happened. This was a special event where the Dutch Game Awards were also given away, which includes an award for the best Serious Game (game with a pedagogical purpose). In another post I’ll talk more about Health Games that we can find today. If you are interested to learn more about Games for Health here are some links:

Their webpage:

http://www.gamesforhealtheurope.org/

Also you can find them on Facebook and Twitter:

http://www.facebook.com/gamesforhealtheurope?sk=wall

http://twitter.com/#!/GFHEU

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