This event has ended. Create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
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
View analytic
Thursday, June 19 • 2:40pm - 3:20pm
Mobiles, Wearables, Sensors : The Games & Gamification Opportunity

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

This session will provide some basic information about the currently emerging field of wearable computing and sensors (biometric and otherwise) and then open itself up for a strong group discussion and networking opportunities.  

The session also has a case presentation of work on a mobile gamification app to encourage weight loss through exercise and competition developed at Seoul National University. 

To date, a number of games have been built using biometric sensors, geolocation sensors, many of which are mobile, and worn on person.

It is still early however, and as such this gathering is a good place for pioneers and those still learning about opportunities alike.

Participants in this session will cover three topics as a group exercise:

1. A review of the current state of sensor technologies, with a small slide deck offering a breakdown of the space, and the opportunity for people in the room to share any work they have done, or know further about.

2. A discussion of game opportunities, using sensors, with participants offering, and considering ideas for games that involve biometric feedback, geolocation, or environmental sensing.

3. A compilation of questions and advice.  Participants will also offer up questions not yet answered about how wearables and sensors can work to promote health & healthcare outcomes with games, as well as agreeing on possible key pieces of advice that can be shared further on Games for Health.org

avatar for Ben Sawyer

Ben Sawyer

Co-Founder, Digitalmill
Games for Health


Jeongeun Kim

Professor, Seoul National University
I am the dreamer to develop Game-based Personal Health Record.

Thursday June 19, 2014 2:40pm - 3:20pm
B. Patriot Room

Attendees (16)