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10th Annual Games for Health Conference
Back Bay Events Center, Boston MA
June 18-20, 2014!

Register Today! http://www.regonline.com/gfh2014

Three Days to Explore...The Role of Videogames in Health & HealthcareThe 10th Annual Games for Health Conference is coming. Join hundreds of developers, health professionals, researchers, funders, and more at the largest event devoted to games in health & healthcare.

Three days covering platforms, and business opportunities will prepare you and your organization to deploy effective solutions for behavior change, consumer engagement, public health, professional development, research and more.

For Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities: bbryant@dmill.com
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Thursday, June 19 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ace's Adventure Game to Prevent Pediatric Pedestrian Injuries

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Injury is the number one cause of death and disability in children in the United States and an increasingly important public health problem globally. While prevention of injuries is an important goal, prevention efforts are currently fragmented, poorly funded and their effectiveness is rarely studied. Among school-aged children, pedestrian crashes are a major mechanism of injury. We hypothesized that we could develop a game-based educational tool that would be effective in teaching early elementary school children the principles of pedestrian safety. 

Ace’s Adventure Game features a child walking to school. Within the game are several “mini-games” each focusing on a different pedestrian safety message. The game is available in both English and Spanish. The project also features a "life-size simulated street" aka Richie’s Neighborhood, modeled after the game that can be rolled out in a parking lot or school gymnasium for education and testing purposes. 
This session reviews the project, the game, and the study looking at it's efficacy.

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Thursday June 19, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
B. Patriot Room

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